Definition of pacifism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpæsɪfɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæsɪfɪzəm//
[uncountable] Peacekeeping
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the belief that war and violence are always wrong See related entries: Peacekeeping Word Origin early 20th cent.: from French pacifisme, from pacifier ‘pacify’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pacifism