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The argument that John F. Kennedy was a closet peacenik, ready to give up on what the Vietnamese call the 'American War' upon re-election, received its most farcical treatment in Oliver Stone's 'JFK.'
Rick Perlstein

Meaning of "peacenik" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PEACENIK

peacenik  [ˈpiːsnɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PEACENIK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Peacenik is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PEACENIK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of peacenik in the English dictionary

The definition of peacenik in the dictionary is a pacifist; someone who is opposed to armed conflict.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PEACENIK


arsenic
ˈɑːsnɪk
chronic
ˈkrɒnɪk
clinic
ˈklɪnɪk
Dominic
ˈdɒmɪnɪk
electronic
ɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪk
ethnic
ˈɛθnɪk
Hispanic
hɪˈspænɪk
iconic
aɪˈkɒnɪk
kibbutznik
kɪˈbʊtsnɪk
mechanic
mɪˈkænɪk
Munich
ˈmjuːnɪk
nick
nɪk
organic
ɔːˈɡænɪk
panic
ˈpænɪk
picnic
ˈpɪknɪk
scenic
ˈsiːnɪk
SNCC
snɪk
snick
snɪk
sonic
ˈsɒnɪk
titanic
taɪˈtænɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PEACENIK

peace sign
peace studies
peace talks
peace treaty
peace-loving
peaceable
peaceableness
peaceably
peaceful
peacefully
peacefulness
peacekeeper
peacekeeping
peacekeeping force
peaceless
peacelessness
peacemaker
peacemaking
peacetime
peach

WORDS THAT END LIKE PEACENIK

beatnik
Botvinnik
Cetnik
Chetnik
chinovnik
computernik
Doornik
Dubrovnik
dvornik
Iznik
kolkhoznik
Lunik
neatnik
noisenik
nudnik
Panufnik
Pernik
refusenik
refusnik
Sputnik

Synonyms and antonyms of peacenik in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «peacenik» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PEACENIK

Find out the translation of peacenik to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of peacenik from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «peacenik» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

反战
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pacifista
570 millions of speakers

English

peacenik
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शांति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دعاة السلام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

peacenik
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pacifista
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

peacenik
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pacifiste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Peacenik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

peacenik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

平和運動家
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

평화 주의자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Peacenik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

peacenik
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

peacenik
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पीएसीनिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

savaş karşıtı kimse
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pacifista
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

peacenik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

peacenik
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

peacenik
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

peacenik
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vrede strijder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

peacenik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

peacenik
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of peacenik

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PEACENIK»

The term «peacenik» is normally little used and occupies the 110.792 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PEACENIK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about peacenik

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QUOTES WITH «PEACENIK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word peacenik.
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Rick Perlstein
The argument that John F. Kennedy was a closet peacenik, ready to give up on what the Vietnamese call the 'American War' upon re-election, received its most farcical treatment in Oliver Stone's 'JFK.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PEACENIK»

Discover the use of peacenik in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to peacenik and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Militarist Millionaire Peacenik: Memoir of a Serial Entrepreneur
From the remarkable perspective of a man whose extraordinary life and diverse experiences spanned much of the 20th century, ALAN F KAY is in a unique position to expound on the ideals and philosophies that will get us through the first ...
Alan F. Kay, 2008
2
The peacenik swap
Joseph Sebastian .'_ Abdul Taufiq, an escaped terrorist from Bangalore Central Prison, is on the run attempting to cross into Pakistan to rejoin his handlers. The Difa-e-Kashmir, a brutal group of terrorists hold a bus load of Peaceniks hostage  ...
Joseph Sebastian, 2012
3
Walking to Omega: Tales of a Peacenik Carpenter
Memoir of a life shattered in the middle and rebuilt. A journey from professor of philosophy to woodworker/building contractor to peace activist, TV talk show producer/host, and community journalist/community organizer.
Ph. D. John Morearty, 2007
4
Peacenik & Rabble-rouser: Gender, Class and Pacifism in the ...
This dissertation concentrates on three major themes in Nini Roll Anker's work: gender, class, and pacifism.
Torild Marie Homstad, 2006
5
Ferrytale: The Career of W.H. "Ping" Ferry
9. PEACENIK. Ping assumed that businessmen might be persuaded to work for reform because he found it so natural to do so. Even as he sought to reveal the fundamental weaknesses of the powerful organizations that undergirded America's ...
James Arthur Ward, 2001
6
Why Parents Should Fear Myspace
They are a type that in the past would have become a beatnik poet or hippy peacenik. The term "beatnik" was coined by San Francisco humor columnist Herb Caen to describe a person who belonged to Jack Kerouac's beat generation.
W. D. Edmiston, 2007
7
Dreams and Reality
One is something of a peacenik being totally pissed off with the army. He has only four months left and wants to go to Goa to smoke dope. Another confides that he 'hates those fucking bastards' the settlers. There are a few serious soldiers ...
Michael Prior, 2007
8
The Fleeing People of South Asia: Selections from Refugee Watch
What made you become a peacenik? I am not a peacenik, I am a humanist and war is not humane and I think I was a humanist even before I came to Israel and thus my reaction against discrimination and military occupation was a normal one .
Sibaji Pratim Basu, 2009
9
Silenced: The Wrath of God Descends
Paul began with a sigh. "The initial posture is to wait, to see whether the response from the chancellor cools things. Face it, he laid down the gauntlet. If he will not negotiate with this terrorist, what will he do? Dengler is the ultimate peacenik.
Jerry B. Jenkins, 2011
10
Diet for a Small Planet (20th Anniversary Edition)
Betty. the. Peacenik. Gingerbread. 9 to 12 servings A favorite of Claire Greensfelder, San Francisco. She earned the name "Betty the Peacenik" in 1970, when simultaneously she was the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow and a leader of ...
Frances Moore Lappe, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PEACENIK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term peacenik is used in the context of the following news items.
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A Bajrangi dream to connect lost and future generations
... but regardless of what the optimists say — and one remains an inveterate peacenik — most fans on either side of the border continue to treat ... «Times of Oman, Jul 15»
2
Held US Citizens, Including Abedini, Discussed At Nuke Talks …
Insisting he was no peacenik afraid to deploy the military, Obama boasted about a string of military operations that took high-ranking Al-Qaeda ... «Sentinel Republic, Jul 15»
3
Interview: Tova Ascher
When her past and present cross paths for a split second, this reality begins to slide as her seemingly liberal, peacenik circle of family and friends take on board ... «Screen International, Jul 15»
4
Politics and deal-making
Putin likes to pick on certain peacenik Presidents. It is easy and doable for him. When someone strong appears on the scene, the likes of Putin ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
5
Make no mistake: McCain a hero
You can even be a peacenik and still recognize that McCain sacrificed himself while serving in the Navy during the military action in Vietnam. «Glasgow Daily Times, Jul 15»
6
Obama hails Iran deal in speech to US veterans
Insisting he was no peacenik afraid to deploy the military, Obama boasted about a string of military operations that took high-ranking Al-Qaeda ... «Yahoo News UK, Jul 15»
7
How Modi's repeating Vajpayee's mistakes with Pakistan
There is no scope for delusions to being either a peacenik or cartographer of a new sub-continental map. If Modi seeks permanence in South ... «DailyO, Jul 15»
8
Obama to address veterans on Iran, care scandals
Insisting he was no peacenik afraid to deploy the military, Obama boasted about a string of military operations that took high-ranking Al-Qaeda ... «Yahoo7 News, Jul 15»
9
Obama pitches Iran deal to vets, Daily Show's Stewart
Insisting he was no peacenik afraid to deploy the military, Obama boasted about a string of military operations that took high-ranking al-Qaida ... «i24news, Jul 15»
10
Korean War veteran is now a peacenik
Korean War veteran John Anderson, of Kouts, is an outspoken peacenik. His views on war were influenced by the fate of four cousins in World ... «nwitimes.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Peacenik [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/peacenik>. Jul 2019 ».
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