peacenik

noun peace·nik \ ˈpēs-ˌnik \
Updated on: 10 Jan 2018

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

dove, pacifist;

Antonyms

hawk, jingo, war hawk, warmonger;

Near Antonyms

militarist;

chauvinist, nationalist;

Related Words

peacemaker;



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