pacifist

adjective pac·i·fist \ ˈpa-sə-fist \
variants: or pacifistic play \ˌpa-sə-ˈfi-stik\

Definition of pacifist

1 :of, relating to, or characteristic of pacifism or pacifists
  • distributing pacifist literature
2 :strongly and actively opposed to conflict and especially war
  • pacifist beliefs

pacifistically

play \ˌpa-sə-ˈfi-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of pacifist in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of pacifist

1908



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