pacifist

[pas-uh-fist]
noun
1.
a person who believes in pacifism or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind.
2.
a person whose personal belief in pacifism causes him or her to refuse being drafted into military service. Compare conscientious objector.
adjective

Origin:
1905–10; < French pacifiste. See pacific, -ist

antipacifist, noun, adjective
nonpacifist, noun
propacifist, noun, adjective
semipacifist, adjective, noun
unpacifist, adjective

activist, pacifist, passivist.
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pacifist (ˈpæsɪfɪst)
 
n
1.  a person who supports pacifism
2.  a person who refuses military service
 
adj
3.  advocating, relating to, or characterized by pacifism

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Word Origin & History

pacifist
1906, from Fr. pacifiste (see pacifism). Won out over pacificist (1907). Related: Pacifistic.
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Example sentences
It will be well not to be too much disturbed by the thought of either isolation
  or entanglement of pacifists and militarists.
The pacifists have argued that there was too much destruction.
They are pacifists obsessed with handguns, which they collect and fire in an
  abandoned mine building.
Protectionists and pacifists may find each other to be strange bedfellows.
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