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Pacifist Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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

  • Shinzo Abe sets sights on Japan's pacifist constitution after election win
    Prime minister angers China by restating his party’s goal of removing provisions that limit military to self-defence role Japan’s re-elected prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has said he is determined to rewrite the country’s pacifist constitution – drawing an immediate sour response from China. A day after securing another four years in office with Sunday’s l Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'
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    Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. It is no secret that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party are aiming to change what has defined postwar Japan — the pacifist Constitution. Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'
  • Shinzo Abe pledges Japan constitution rewrite after election win
    Shinzo Abe said on Monday he would work to convince voters of the need to revise Japan's pacifist constitution the day after scoring a thumping election victory. Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'

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