nonviolent

[non-vahy-uh-luh nt]

adjective

not violent; free of violence.
peacefully resistant, as in response to or protest against injustice, especially on moral or philosophical grounds.

Origin of nonviolent

First recorded in 1915–20; non- + violent
Related formsnon·vi·o·lent·ly, adverb
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Related Words for nonviolent

passive, pacifist, peaceable, quiet, resistant, irenic, nonbelligerent

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