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Definition of "nonnegotiable" []

  • Difficult or impossible to settle by arbitration, mediation, or mutual concession: a nonnegotiable demand. (adjective)
  • Nonmarketable. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nonnegotiable" in a sentence
  • "The second thing which I think over time, when we get past the politics and the polls, that I found I must say the most remarkable in this speech was his invocation of what he called nonnegotiable values of free speech, the nonoppression of women, religious tolerance, private property."
  • "Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said Wednesday the city's boundaries are "nonnegotiable," while Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, "We will never go back to a divided Jerusalem that is cold and torn.""
  • "This suggests that Berlin cynically leaked the story to Handelsblatt to polish its international image and repair strained relations with Israel, a country whose security Chancellor Merkel has deemed "nonnegotiable" for Germany."