P p


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [pas-uh-fiz-uh m]
    • /ˈpæs əˌfɪz əm/
    • /ˈpæs.ɪ.fɪ.zəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pas-uh-fiz-uh m]
    • /ˈpæs əˌfɪz əm/

Definitions of pacifism word

  • noun pacifism opposition to war or violence of any kind. 1
  • noun pacifism refusal to engage in military activity because of one's principles or beliefs. 1
  • noun pacifism the principle or policy that all differences among nations should be adjusted without recourse to war. 1
  • noun pacifism non-violent or anti-war beliefs 1
  • uncountable noun pacifism Pacifism is the belief that war and violence are always wrong. 0
  • noun pacifism the belief that violence of any kind is unjustifiable and that one should not participate in war 0

Information block about the term

Origin of pacifism

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
1905-10; < pacifisme. See pacific, -ism

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Pacifism


pacifism popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

pacifism usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Synonyms for pacifism

noun pacifism

  • nonaggression — abstention from aggression, especially by a nation.
  • nonviolence — absence or lack of violence; state or condition of avoiding violence.

Top questions with pacifism

  • what is pacifism?
  • what does pacifism mean?
  • what is pacifism christianity?
  • what is pacifism mean?
  • what is the meaning of pacifism?
  • why pacifism doesn't work?
  • what does pacifism?
  • what is meant by pacifism?

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?