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 pacificist (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Its agenda: justice and charity, pacificism and spreading the wealth. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "The Erie Canal: A Marvel, Every Inch of the Way," 8 July 2016

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First Known Use of pacificism

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Pacificism.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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to express in a more acceptable way

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