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pacifist

Syllabification: pac·i·fist
Pronunciation: /ˈpasəfəst
 
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Definition of pacifist in English:

noun

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.
Synonyms
peace-lover, conscientious objector, passive resister, peacemaker, peacemonger, dove

adjective

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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.

Derivatives

pacifistic

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Pronunciation: /ˌpasəˈfistik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The experiences of the liberal-democratic period can be used to prevent the re-emergence of these pacifistic illusions.
  • The early Christian Church was pacifistic in nature.
  • If we make our society too pacifistic, we may be unable to survive that sort of contact.

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