pacificism

noun

pa·​cif·​i·​cism pə-ˈsi-fə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce pacificism (audio)
pacificist noun

Examples of pacificism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gordonstoun’s combination of pacificism and physical discipline would help define him for the rest of his life. Time, 9 Apr. 2021 Its agenda: justice and charity, pacificism and spreading the wealth. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 8 July 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pacificism was in 1910

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“Pacificism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pacificism. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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