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Definition of "nonviolent" []

  • Not violent; without violence; following a philosophy of nonviolence; the opposite of violent (adjective)

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Use "nonviolent" in a sentence
  • "They reject the term nonviolent for the recent demonstrations because the marches usually include stone-throwing and attempts to damage the separation barrier."
  • "In a telephone interview with The New York Times she made it clear that now she was free she intended to lead what she called a nonviolent revolution, rather than an incremental evolution."
  • "The bus riders refused to show their documentation and, according to their spokeswoman, engaged in what they call nonviolent resistance."