Definition of pacifistic in English:



  • Holding the belief that war and violence are unjustifiable; peaceable.

    ‘a gentle, pacifistic people’
    • ‘a pacifistic message’
    • ‘I see the possible benefits of teaching kids to be as pacifistic as possible.’
    • ‘By subscribing to this pacifistic, respectful philosophy and by being interested in teaching youth, they could bring a core program for at-risk youngsters into their local schools.’
    • ‘He looks to be a well-educated, generous, and pacifistic gentlemen.’
    • ‘The people of Akir, known as the Akira, are a gentle, pacifistic people.’
    • ‘Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, Carnegie was indoctrinated in the democratic, pacifistic tenets of his father, a Chartist radical.’
    • ‘Some contemporary critics suspected Dix of a pacifistic or revolutionary agenda.’
    • ‘I'm the most pacifistic guy you'll ever meet.’
    • ‘The assumption that dancing is peaceful or pacifistic in nature needs to be explored further.’
    • ‘I find this sort of pacifistic reading of Just War utterly preposterous.’
    • ‘Not long into the voyage, the ship is attacked by a peculiarly pacifistic band of pirates, who take the children on board their ship.’
    • ‘Liberalism today is, strictly speaking, pretty pacifistic.’
    • ‘It was my hope in the article to respond to these critics without endorsing the pacifistic positions they propose instead.’
    • ‘If we make our society too pacifistic, we may be unable to survive that sort of contact.’
    • ‘The experiences of the liberal-democratic period can be used to prevent the re-emergence of these pacifistic illusions.’
    • ‘The early Christian Church was pacifistic in nature.’
    peace-loving, unwarlike, non-belligerent, non-violent, non-combative, non-aggressive, conflict-free, easy, easy-going, placid, gentle, meek, mild, inoffensive, good-natured, even-tempered, amiable, amicable, friendly, affable, genial, civil, cooperative, conciliatory, pacific, pacifist, anti-war, dove-like, dovish



/ˌpasəˈfistik/ /ˌpæsəˈfɪstɪk/