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pacifist

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a person who opposes war or warlike policies
  • a committed pacifist, Gandhi succeeded in bringing about Indian independence using only nonviolence

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pacifist

adjective
variants: or pacifistic

Synonyms & Antonyms of pacifist (Entry 2 of 2)

inclined to live in peace and to avoid war
  • the newspaper's editorial board has clearly staked out a pacifist position on the current conflict

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“Pacifist.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pacifist. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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