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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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Origin of pacifist

From the French word pacifiste, dating back to 1905–10. See pacific, -ist

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pacifist

activist, pacifist , passivist
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British Dictionary definitions for pacifist

pacifist
/ (ˈpæsɪfɪst) /

noun

a person who supports pacifism
a person who refuses military service

adjective

advocating, relating to, or characterized by pacifism
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