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pac·i·fism

 (păs′ə-fĭz′əm)
n.
1. The belief that disputes between nations can and should be settled peacefully.
2.
a. Opposition to war or violence as a means of resolving disputes.
b. Such opposition demonstrated by refusal to participate in military action.

[French pacifisme, from pacifique, pacific; see pacific.]

pac′i·fist n.
pac′i·fis′tic adj.
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pacifist

(ˈpæsɪfɪst)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who supports pacifism
2. a person who refuses military service
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) advocating, relating to, or characterized by pacifism
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pacifist - someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputespacifist - someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
peacenik, dove - someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
Adj.1.pacifist - opposed to war
peaceful, peaceable - not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep"
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pacifist

noun peace lover, dove, conscientious objector, peacenik (informal), conchie (informal), peacemonger, satyagrahi (rare), passive resister His experiences had made him a pacifist.
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pacifist

adjective
Inclined or disposed to peace; not quarrelsome or unruly:
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Translations
من دُعاة السّلام، مُسالِم
pacifista
pacifist
pacifista
friîarsinni
pacifista
barışseversavaş aleyhtarı

pacifist

[ˈpæsɪfɪst]
A. ADJpacifista
B. Npacifista mf
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pacifist

[ˈpæsɪfɪst] npacifiste mf
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pacifist

adjpazifistisch
nPazifist(in) m(f)
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pacifist

[ˈpæsɪfɪst] npacifista m/f
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pacify

(ˈpӕsifai) verb
to make calm or peaceful. She tried to pacify the quarrelling children.
ˌpacifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˈpacifism noun
the belief that all war is wrong and that one must not take part in it.
ˈpacifist noun
a person who believes in pacifism. As a pacifist he refused to fight in the war.
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Mr Evans, who has just turned 96, was interviewed by Guerres & Histoire ("Wars and History") about his experiences and how they turned him into a pacifist.
Indeed, behind those theories is often the pacifist idea that violence, power, and domination are wrong.
Alfred Nobel, born on 21 October 1833 and passed away on 10 December 1896, was a Swedish chemist, inventor and ironically enough a pacifist. Nobel is more known for the most prestigious prize the Nobel Prize rather than for his inventions.
Woolf, thus, hones her pacifist gender politics, on display most fully in Three Guineas.
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TAnd this poet was a pacifist for reasons he didn't have to explain.
The sincerity of the pacifist viewpoint does in some cases appear naive and detached from pressing world issues.
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JEREMY Corbyn will today insist he is "not a pacifist" as he takes on Theresa May over defence.
Critique: A deftly crafted and consistently entertaining novel, "The Pacifist" reveals Australian author Mehreen Ahmed's exceptional flair for narrative storytelling and compellingly memorable characters.
SIR - Jeremy Crobyn's pacifist beliefs are well documented and deep seated (I respect them but profoundly disagree) - however, if Labour is a serious party of government the leadership has to acknowledge that the majority of British people and large numbers of the Labour Party are in favour of a nuclear deterrent.