nonviolent

[ non-vahy-uh-luhnt ]
/ 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.

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Origin of nonviolent

First recorded in 1915–20; non- + violent

OTHER WORDS FROM nonviolent

non·vi·o·lent·ly, adverb
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