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Definition of "pacificism" []

  • Pacifism. (noun)
  • Opposition to violence (noun)

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Use "pacificism" in a sentence
  • "Is that the resource equivalent of Heinlein’s observation in Starship Troopers that peace achieved through pacificism is impossible because any culture that practices it will soon be wiped out by those who don’t? —"
  • "As for "pacificism": Canadians support talks with Taliban: poll"
  • "W.r had naturally produced its machinery for dealing with dissenters, sympathizers with the enemy, and those who deprecated or opposed war altogether; and it was the easiest thing in the world to extend the repression to those who held exceptional or unpopular views, like the Socialists and members of the I.W.W. It was plausible to charge these associations with being under the guidance of foreigners, with "pacificism" and a general tendency to disloyalty."