pacificism meaning

Pronunciation:   "pacificism" in a sentence
Noun: pacificism
  1. The doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    - pacifism, passivism 
  2. The belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
    - pacifism

Derived forms: pacificisms

Type of: belief, doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought

Encyclopedia: Pacificism


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  1. Lee preached pacificism, equality of the sexes and strict celibacy.
  2. But across the country, voices of pacificism and restraint are growing stronger.
  3. At the forum, Cheney was asked whether Japan was moving away from pacificism.
  4. He converted to pacificism while in prison.
  5. Sects that have emphasized pacificism as a central tenet of faith have resulted from the latter thought.

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