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pacifist Syllabification: pac·i·fist
Pronunciation: /ˈpasəfəst/

Definition of pacifist in English:


A person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable: she was a committed pacifist all her life
More example sentences
  • 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.
peace-lover, conscientious objector, passive resister, peacemaker, peacemonger, dove


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Holding the belief that war and violence are unjustifiable.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Pronunciation: /ˌpasəˈfistik/
Example sentences
  • I see the possible benefits of teaching kids to be as pacifistic as possible.
  • By subscribing to this pacifistic, respectful philosophy and by being interested in teaching youth, they could bring a core program for at-risk youngsters into their local schools.
  • He looks to be a well-educated, generous, and pacifistic gentlemen.
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