The word pacific refers to people, actions, and ideas that are peaceful. Pacific actions promote and create peace.

A pacifist is a person who opposes all wars, and that word can help you remember that pacific things are also peaceful. All pacific things are done in a peaceful way or help the cause of peace. Protesting a war is pacific. Signing a peace treaty is pacific. The philosophy of being pacific is called pacifism. Don't confuse pacific with a small "p" with Pacific with a big "P" — as in the Pacific Ocean.

Definitions of pacific

adj disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature

“the pacific temper seeks to settle disputes on grounds of justice rather than by force”
peaceable, peaceful
not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war

adj promoting peace

“the result of this pacific policy was that no troops were called up”
conciliative, conciliatory
intended to placate

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