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pacifism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Policies
pacifismpac‧i‧fis‧m /ˈpæsəfɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  PPPthe belief that war and violence are always wrong
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pacifismThis generation had come of age working on practical issues of feminism, pacifism, civil rights, and environmentalism.His pacifism, like his social philosophy, was a slow growth.However, this was not due to any genuine belief in pacifism.We discussed my pacifism, and on one occasion I denied my convictions, just to be on his side.She was converted to pacifism by the Quaker Hilda Clark, while at university during the Boer war.They objected to materials that expose children to feminism, witchcraft, pacifism, vegetarianism, and situational ethics.They are believed to have been non-violent, adhering scrupulously to an other-worldly pacifism.
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