nonviolence

[ non-vahy-uh-luh ns ]
/ nɒnˈvaɪ ə ləns /

noun

absence or lack of violence; state or condition of avoiding violence.
the policy, practice, or technique of refraining from the use of violence, especially when reacting to or protesting against oppression, injustice, discrimination, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. nonvenomous,
  2. nonverbal,
  3. nonverbal communication,
  4. nonviable,
  5. nonvintage,
  6. nonviolent,
  7. nonviolent resistance,
  8. nonviscous,
  9. nonvital pulp,
  10. nonvolatile


Origin of nonviolence

First recorded in 1915–20; non- + violence

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British Dictionary definitions for nonviolence

nonviolence

/ (nɒnˈvaɪələns) /

noun

abstention from the use of physical force to achieve goals
Derived Formsnonviolent, adjective

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