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How to Pronounce pacifism?

Correct pronunciation for the word "pacifism" is [pˈasɪfˌɪzəm], [pˈasɪfˌɪzəm], [p_ˈa_s_ɪ_f_ˌɪ_z_ə_m].

"Pacifism" in context

Pacifism is a principle and a worldview that emphasizes the avoidance of violence and war as a resolution to conflict. It holds that all violence is unnecessary, or that any violent action should only be used as a last resort. Pacifists believe that peaceful means are both effective and necessary for changing oppressive systems and unjust laws. They address grievances through nonviolent tactics such as civil disobedience and nonviolent protest, rather than through war and violence. Pacifism is an ethical adherence to a worldview that sees violence as an indiscriminate and ultimately unjustifiable means of resolving disputes. It can be seen as both a political and moral stance which seeks to create peaceful resolutions to conflict.

What are similar-sounding words for pacifism?

Usage over time for pacifism:

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