pacifist

A person who opposes the use of war or violence to settle a dispute is called a pacifist. If you are a pacifist, you talk through your differences with others instead of fighting.

A pacifist is a peacemaker — even its Latin origins of pax, or "peace" and facere, "to make" show it. If you are a pacifist, you avoid physical confrontations. The beliefs and actions of peacemakers can also be described as pacifist, as in someone whose pacifist beliefs lead him to take part in nonviolent protests against a war.

Definitions of pacifist
  1. noun
    someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    synonyms: disarmer, pacificist
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    types:
    dove, peacenik
    someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
    type of:
    adult, grownup
    a fully developed person from maturity onward
  2. adjective
    opposed to war
    synonyms: dovish, pacifistic
    peaceable, peaceful
    not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
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