nonviolent

[ non-vahy-uh-luh nt ]
/ nɒnˈvaɪ ə lənt /

adjective

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

Nearby words

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

Origin of nonviolent

First recorded in 1915–20; non- + violent

Related formsnon·vi·o·lent·ly, adverb

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