Synonyms for conscientious objector

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When the World War came he declared himself a conscientious objector.

The girls always surmised that he must be a conscientious objector.

"It hasn't turned me into a conscientious objector, if you mean that," he said.

I mean I wouldn't fight; I'm a conscientious objector to war.

Parliament made a mistake in ever giving a statutory exemption to the conscientious objector.

The problem of the slacker and of the conscientious objector, although vexatious, was never serious.

A figure in the splay of the E. window has been carefully erased by some "conscientious objector."

Sir Frederick Banbury once more appeared in his favourite character of the conscientious objector.

The prudery of some conscientious objector to the word “wretch” has caused it to be almost obliterated.

Of course every shirker, every coward and slacker in the country decided at once to be a conscientious objector.

WORD ORIGIN

1896, in reference to those with religious scruples about mandatory vaccination. Military sense predominated from World War I.

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