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noun as in peace-lover

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Abe’s push to amend Japan’s pacifist constitution to give Japan a more assertive military role in East Asia provoked controversy both at home and abroad, particularly in China.

From Time

Her early introduction to pacifist politics was expanded when Scott attended the liberal Antioch College in 1946, where she again encountered Rustin.

Nurtured by interracial pacifist communities such as the Fellowship House and the Highlander Folk School, King was always a radical.

Having experienced the horrors of war firsthand, he was also a vocal pacifist, and strongly opposed the war in Vietnam.

Ossé attended his first protest after Floyd’s death and has since founded the Gen Z activist group “Warriors in the Garden,” using pacifist principles to reject police violence and call for reform.

From Ozy

And the ones protesting the loudest may be the war-mongering men forced into pacifist celibacy.

He had a weakness for fine clothes and good-looking women, and he certainly was no pacifist.

I am a proud Israeli and a religiously observant Jew and a functional pacifist.

A veteran hawk, Prime Minister Abe wants to strengthen Japan, even review its pacifist constitution.

In their decision they wrote that there was some chance I was a pacifist after all.

He's a great lecturer, but he's a pacifist—the only one on the faculty—and a friend of Dora's.

What would my pacifist friend do if he saw a maniac attacking his children with a hatchet?

I remember discussing the matter with a pacifist friend of mine, an out-and-out religious non-resistant.

We have seen both pacifist and militarist crowds setting forth their manifestoes in terms of New Testament teaching.

Liberal, radical and pacifist opponents of the war rallied around it as the last great hope of civilization.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pacifist, such as: peacemaker, dove, peacenik, antiwar demonstrator, conscientious objector, and passive resister.

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