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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.

'Pacifist' example sentence in quotations

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

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Pacifist Sample Sentences in News

  • 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'
  • Cowardice
    The English pacifist and journalist Fenner Brockway boasted that he received so many white feathers during the First World War that he had enough to make a fan. Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'
  • Former state natural resources official Williams dies
    A former West Virginia deputy natural resources director who caused a 1971 storm by openly opposing strip mines and denouncing the Arch Moore administration died this month at age 91. Norman Rider Williams was born in India, where his parents were Methodist missionaries from Buckhannon, and ardent supporters of pacifist Mohandas Gandhi. They stayed at Gandhi's Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'

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