Examples from the Web for pacifism
In both Socialism and pacifism the essential idea is that the individual should mentally "lie down" and "let George do it."Socialism and American ideals|William Starr Myers
Pacifism springs from the belief that nations do not matter, that "humanity is the great idea."Our Part in the Great War|Arthur Gleason
We feel the pacifism of the wise and secretive mind that remains tacit when its most perfect inward certainties are assailed.Pipefuls|Christopher Morley
It therefore rejects the pacifism which masks surrender and cowardice.
There was only one virtue, pugnacity: only one vice, pacifism.Heartbreak House|George Bernard Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for pacifism
Word Origin and History for pacifism
1905, from French pacifisme (by 1903, apparently coined by Émile Arnaud), from pacifique (see pacific).
Culture definitions for pacifism
The view that war is morally unacceptable and never justified (see conscientious objector). The term is sometimes applied to the belief that international disputes should be settled peacefully.