IPA: pˈæsɪfɪst


  • One who loves, supports, or favours peace.
  • One who prefers to avoid violence in daily life.
  • One who is anti-war.
  • One who both abstains from inflicting violence on others and opposes others doing so.
  • (video games, roguelikes) A player who attempts the challenge of winning a game without attacking any enemy characters.


  • Of or relating to pacifism.

Examples of "pacifist" in Sentences

  • Why do you beleive that to be a pacifist is wrong??
  • So he is pacifist sometimes and warmonger sometimes.
  • He was a pacifist and member of the Peace Pledge Union.
  • Elvis (#41): being a pacifist is not a sign of weakness.
  • The events of the World War I turned him into a pacifist.
  • The hissing became more pronounced during the pacifist themes.
  • Among the group members, he is the pacifist and most understanding.
  • But in spite of this, he and his friends remain the zealous pacifists.
  • Neilson, a pacifist, resigned on principle in the first year of the war.
  • As the world teetered on the brink of war, it often took a pacifist tone.
  • In the 1970s, he was heavily involved in the pacifist peace movement in Norway.
  • In 1899, she was the main organizer of an international pacifist demonstration.
  • She identified as a pacifist, socialist and member of the IWW, the Industrial Workers of the World.
  • One such person whom no one could credibly describe as a knee-jerk pacifist is retired Army Col. Pete Mansoor.
  • An objection to coercion rooted in pacifist-anarchism evolved into the objections to coercion that inform modern libertariansim.
  • If the term pacifist means "strongly opposed to war except in rare circumstances" then Channing was a pacifist, as is almost everybody.
  • A pacifist is working in some job which gives him access to important military information, and is approached by a German secret agent.
  • If you accept this, it leads to what I call pacifist-anarchism, a view I was committed to for a while in high school and my first year of college.
  • And according to Lelyvard, Gandhi the pacifist was a wife-beater, denied sex to his wife for decades, was purported to be a "celibate" living life as an ascetic, but actually was a pedophile who ritualized sleeping naked with underage girls in order to test "the ferocity of his sexual desires," and at one point left his wife for a male lover.

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