- abstention from aggression, especially by a nation.
- of or relating to abstention from aggression: a nonaggression pact.
Origin of nonaggression
Examples from the Web for non-aggressive
Contemporary Examples of non-aggressive
As one seasoned war correspondent put it, Italy's non-aggressive cooperation "is the military equivalent of not inhaling."Gaddafi's Best Friend in Europe
Barbie Latza Nadeau
March 23, 2011
Historical Examples of non-aggressive
His mouth was drawn down at the corner, and he frowned slightly, as a child might, in helpless but non-aggressive dissent.By the Light of the Soul
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Jorge Montt, though raised to power by force of arms, proved a modest and non-aggressive president.The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)
Thomas C. Dawson
Charming women, with their plastic manners and non-aggressive force, always have their own way in the end.The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. I (of 2)
Eliza Lynn Linton
Emboldened by numbers, and also by our non-aggressive attitude, the enemy began to cast about for means of taking the post.The Unveiling of Lhasa
The non-aggressive, feather-bed stubbornness of insignificant obstacles is often very irritating to an enterprising soul.
- restraint of aggression, esp between states
- (as modifier)a nonaggression pact