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


  • Germany's military doesn't just choose not to act. It can't act.
    Pacifist and war-wary, Germany doesn’t act militarily because it doesn’t want to. That’s the story line once again at the fore, as Germany stands back while European partners join in airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq. Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'
  • VIDEO: Vera Brittain's memoirs on film
    Testament of Youth, the memoir of pacifist Vera Brittain, charting the harsh realities of World War One, has been adapted in a film which has its London premiere on Tuesday. Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'
  • William Stafford centennial celebration includes pacifist film screening at Cedar Mill Library
    "Every War Has Two Losers" is based on the Oregon poet's journals. Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'

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