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pacifist

[ pas-uh-fist ]
/ ˈpæs ə fɪst /
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noun

a person who believes in pacifism or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind.
a person whose personal belief in pacifism causes him or her to refuse being drafted into military service.Compare conscientious objector.

adjective

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Nearby words

pacificatory, pacificism, pacifico, pacifier, pacifism, pacifist, pacifistic, pacify, pacing catheter, pacini, pacinian corpuscle

Origin of pacifist

From the French word pacifiste, dating back to 1905–10. See pacific, -ist
Related forms
Can be confusedactivist pacifist passivist
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-pacifist

pacifist

/ (ˈpæsɪfɪst) /

noun

a person who supports pacifism
a person who refuses military service

adjective

advocating, relating to, or characterized by pacifism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for anti-pacifist

pacifist


n.

1903, from French pacifiste (see pacifism). Related: Pacifistic (1902).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper