peacenik

noun peace·nik \ ˈpēs-ˌnik \

Definition of peacenik

:an opponent of war; specifically :one who participates in antiwar demonstrations

Examples of peacenik in a Sentence

  1. peaceniks argued that all the nonmilitary options had not been exhausted

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First Known Use of peacenik

1962

peacenik Synonyms

Synonyms
pacifist, dove
Antonyms
hawk, jingo, war hawk, warmonger
Related Words
peacemaker
Near Antonyms
militarist; chauvinist, nationalist


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