pacifist
[ pas-uh-fist ]
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
Early 20th century; Frenchfrom French pacifisme, from pacifier ‘pacify’
Synonyms
  • peacemaker
Antonyms
  • antagonist
Definition
a person who believes in pacifism or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind
Example
Despite being antagonized by his bully, Zach never fought back because he is a pacifist.
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