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pacifistic

[pas-uh-fis-tik] /ˌpæs əˈfɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to pacifism or pacifists.
Origin of pacifistic
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; pacif(ic) + -istic
Related forms
pacifistically, adverb
antipacifistic, adjective
nonpacifistic, adjective
semipacifistic, adjective
unpacifistic, adjective
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  • On the other side we find the great variety of pacifistic minds.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • The pacifistic demand for a Federal World State in order to make the abolition of war a possibility.

  • Of these, the two most powerful may be classed under the general heading "bolshevistic" and "pacifistic."

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske

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