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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

  • Hostage crisis poses stark test for pacifist Japan
    The apparent beheading of two Japanese hostages by Islamic State militants poses a stark diplomatic test for pacifist Japan, underscoring how Tokyo's image as a benign aid donor offers no immunity from violence, analysts say. Tokyo has long avoided getting embroiled in tinderbox conflicts across the Middle East and is rarely the target of religious extremism, Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'
  • As Abe pushes for more robust military, Japanese push back
    The prime minister has seized on the murder of two Japanese hostages to reenergize his bid to revise the pacifist Constitution. But polls indicate that even modest moves that fall short of that alarm many Japanese. Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'
  • Tom's Mailbag Feb. 6, 2015
    Questions about a Champaign pacifist who was sent to prison 50 years ago this week, Carleā€™s tax status, baseball in Champaign, the condition of North Broadway Avenue in Urbana, Dodds Park, the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle in Champaign County and the debate over Democratic/Democrat. Got a question for Tom? Ask it here read more Read more on this news related to 'Pacifist'

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