Definition of pacifist in English:

pacifist

Line breaks: paci|fist
Pronunciation: /ˈpasɪfɪst
 
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noun

  • A person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable: she was a committed pacifist all her life
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    • In 1917, a mass movement led by socialists and pacifists called for a popular referendum on the question of going to war.
    • The head of a major labor confederation made the same request, adding that they should all march not as pacifists but as peaceable people.
    • In ‘Work to Do’ he speaks out for the pacifists of the anti-war movement.
    Synonyms
    peace-lover, conscientious objector, passive resister, peacemaker, peace-monger, appeaser, pacifier
    informal dove, peacenik
    British informal conchie
    rare satyagrahi

adjective

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  • Holding the belief that war and violence are unjustifiable.
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    • Not everyone walks around looking for approval from pacifist New Zealanders.
    • In the long view, I am a pacifist feminist.
    • Critics say sending the troops violates Japan's pacifist constitution.

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