pacifist

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adjective pac·i·fist \ˈpa-sə-fist\
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pacifistic

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Definition of pacifist

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of pacifism or pacifists distributing pacifist literature

  2. 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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1908

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1908



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