pacifist


pac·i·fist

adjective \ˈpa-sə-fist\

Definition of PACIFIST

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of pacifism or pacifists
2
:  strongly and actively opposed to conflict and especially war
pac·i·fis·ti·cal·ly \ˌpa-sə-ˈfis-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of PACIFIST

pac·i·fist or pac·i·fis·tic \ˌpa-sə-ˈfis-tik\

Examples of PACIFIST

  1. <the newspaper's editorial board has clearly staked out a pacifist position on the current conflict>

First Known Use of PACIFIST

1908

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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