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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Hitchens was a man of many contradictions: a Marxist in youth who longed for acceptance among the social elites; a peacenik who revered the military; a champion of the Left who was nonetheless pro-life, pro-war-on-terror, and after 9/11 something of a neocon; and while he railed against God on stage, he maintained meaningful--though largely hidden from public view--friendships with evangelical Christians like Francis Collins, Douglas Wilson, and the author Larry Alex Taunton.
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His peacenik stand goes down well with organisations branded terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.
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Eugene McCarthy's anti-Vietnam crusade inside the convention hall and the cracking of peacenik skulls by Mayor Richard Daley's police in the streets.
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Tenor Chad Shelton sang ringingly as Lysistrata's lover, the Athenian general Nico, mezzo-sopranos Myrna Paris (Athenian peacenik Kleonike) and Victoria Livengood lent solid support (Lampito, a Spartan convert to pacifism) and bass Joshua Winograde and soprano Laquita Mitchell were appealing as the Spartan general, Leonidas, and Kinesias's beloved, Myrrhine.
24], Amy Wilentz makes this basic observation, as if it's surprising or shocking: "Scratch an Israeli peacenik, in other words, and you will very often find a Zionist; blow up a bus or a discotheque or a pizza parlor filled with Israelis, and you will find that every single Israeli is, to some degree, a Zionist.