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

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pacificist \ pə-​ˈsi-​fə-​sist How to pronounce pacificism (audio) \ noun

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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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First Known Use of pacificism

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pacificism was in 1910

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“Pacificism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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