a person who believes in pacifism or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind.
a person whose personal belief in pacifism causes him or her to refuse being drafted into military service. Compare conscientious objector.

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

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

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

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Word Origin & History

1906, from Fr. pacifiste (see pacifism). Won out over pacificist (1907). Related: Pacifistic.
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Example sentences
Almost all people who are pacifist such as Quakers are so exclusively because
  of their religious views.
He was a pacifist and believed that India should become independent through
  non-violent actions.
The next morning things were calm, the sun shone reassuringly and if a bee
  patroled the area he was a pacifist.
One is a pacifist, the other is a gun-toting abolitionist.
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