[non-uh-gresh-uh n]
  1. of or relating to abstention from aggression: a nonaggression pact.

Origin of nonaggression

First recorded in 1900–05; non- + aggression
Related formsnon·ag·gres·sive, adjectivenon·ag·gres·sive·ly, adverbnon·ag·gres·sive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of non-aggressive

  • As one seasoned war correspondent put it, Italy's non-aggressive cooperation "is the military equivalent of not inhaling."

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Historical Examples of non-aggressive

British Dictionary definitions for non-aggressive


    1. restraint of aggression, esp between states
    2. (as modifier)a nonaggression pact
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