Definition of peacenik
: an opponent of war; specifically : one who participates in antiwar demonstrations
Examples of peacenik in a Sentence
peaceniks argued that all the nonmilitary options had not been exhausted
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As Labour’s hopes of winning the election — or at least denying May a big majority — rise, Corbyn has tried to dispel his image as a peacenik.
Still new to office and with a reputation as something of a peacenik, Obama was susceptible to this pressure.
Their appearances feel elegiac in the wake of the election, serving not to remind the reader of a lost radical past but to underscore just how far from radicalism so many former peaceniks have come.
Few former peaceniks carry the clout and budget Hoffman now commands, and probably even fewer would take up the government banner as avidly.
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