peacenik


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peace·nik

 (pēs′nĭk)
n. Informal
A political activist who publicly opposes war or the proliferation of weapons; a pacifist.

peacenik

(ˈpiːsnɪk)
n
someone who is opposed to armed conflict

peace•nik

(ˈpis nɪk)

n.
Slang. an antiwar activist.
[1960–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peacenik - someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relationspeacenik - someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
disarmer, pacificist, pacifist - someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
Translations

peacenik

[ˈpiːsnɪk] Npacifista mf, milikaka mf (Sp)

peacenik

n (inf)Pazifist(in) m(f)
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His peacenik stand goes down well with organisations branded terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.
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