pacifist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pacifiste

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pacifist (plural pacifists)

  1. One who loves, supports, or favours peace.
    Mahatma Gandhi was one of the world's most famous pacifists.
  2. One who avoids violence.
  3. One who opposes violence and is anti-war.
    • 2004: Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
      No matter what pacifist "flubdubs and flapdoodle mollycoddles" might say, the President [Teddy Roosevelt] knew that if there were a general war then America could well be drawn into it.

Adjective[edit]

pacifist (comparative more pacifist, superlative most pacifist)

  1. Of or relating to pacifism.
    • 2010, Charles R. Pinches, Kelly S. Johnson, Charles M. Collier, Unsettling Arguments: A Festschrift on the Occasion of Stanley Hauerwas's 70th Birthday, Wipf and Stock Publishers (ISBN 9781606082539), page 129
      Therefore, because Hauerwas is a United Methodist, a church that is clearly not pacifist even if it is not clear what it is, he is not (yet) a pacifist.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (one who loves, supports, or favours peace): dove, Gandhist

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pacìfist m (Cyrillic spelling пацѝфист)

  1. pacifist

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pacifist c

  1. pacifist

Declension[edit]

Declension of pacifist 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative pacifist pacifisten pacifister pacifisterna
Genitive pacifists pacifistens pacifisters pacifisternas

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