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noun as in nonviolence

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Some of it, historian Frank Biess explains, was simply pacifism.

Mother goes in for public things—very strong on woman suffrage, charities, uplift, and pacifism.

Minding your own business leads to pacifism, malevolent neutrality, selfishness of every sort.

He was carrying his lily-livered pacifism right to the White House, and I couldn't see it.

Cramb tells us that all recent centuries have had their doctrines of pacifism, each century having its own characteristic variety.

The reason why pacifism is ineffectual is because it is an intellectual theory, which does not build on instinct.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pacifism, such as: pacification, passiveness, passivity, peaceableness, and nonagression.

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