[ non-vahy-uh-luhnt ]
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  1. not violent; free of violence.

  2. 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

Other words from nonviolent

  • non·vi·o·lent·ly, adverb

Words Nearby nonviolent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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