Pacifist

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Pacifist Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes

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  • someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes

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Pacifist Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Pacifism is when someone does not think war or violence is a good way to stop a fight or to get ahead of someone and move toward peace. Pacifism was encouraged in the first days of people as a whole. Conscientious objector also opposes conscription out of pacifism and conscience for peace.

Compassion (or care) for all life, human and nonhuman, is central to Hinduism, Buddhism, which was founded by Siddhattha Gotama (or Buddha), and also Jainism, founded by Mahavira. Both the Buddha and Mahavira were by birth kshatriya, the varna (social order) of soldiers and officials.



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* The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout. - Alice Walker


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Pacifist Sample Sentences in News


  • Mathematics great Grothendieck, 86, dies in France
    PARIS (AP) — Alexander Grothendieck, an opinionated and reclusive giant of 20th-century mathematics who shunned accolades and supported pacifist and environmental causes, has died, the French presidency said Friday. He was 86. Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'
  • Alexander Grothendieck dies at 86; mathematician shunned honors
    Alexander Grothendieck, an opinionated and reclusive giant of 20th century mathematics who shunned accolades and supported pacifist and environmental causes, has died in France. He was 86. Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'
  • Gay bull in Ireland saved by Simpsons co-creator
    Mary Papenfuss CASTLEBAR, Ireland, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- He's not quite Ferdinand, the pacifist bull, but Ireland's not studly "gay bull" Benjy has been saved from slaughter by the co-creator of {i:The Simpsons}. Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'

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