pacifism

noun pac·i·fism \ ˈpa-sə-ˌfi-zəm \

Definition of pacifism

1 : opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes; specifically : refusal to bear arms on moral or religious grounds
  • For Quakers pacifism is a major tenet of belief.
2 : an attitude or policy of nonresistance
  • efforts toward pacifism and civil rights

pacifist

play \ˈpa-sə-fist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of pacifism

French pacifisme, from pacifique pacific


PACIFISM Defined for English Language Learners

pacifism

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Definition of pacifism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that it is wrong to use war or violence to settle disputes



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