pacifism

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noun pac·i·fism \ˈpa-sə-ˌfi-zəm\

Definition of pacifism

  1. 1 :  opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes; specifically :  refusal to bear arms on moral or religious grounds

  2. 2 :  an attitude or policy of nonresistance

pacifist

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Origin and Etymology of pacifism

French pacifisme, from pacifique pacific


First Known Use: 1902


PACIFISM Defined for English Language Learners

pacifism

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noun pac·i·fism \ˈpa-sə-ˌfi-zəm\

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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