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Definitions and Synonyms of nonviolent | Another word for nonviolent | What is nonviolent?

Definition 1: abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence - [adjective denoting all]

(nonviolent is similar to ...) peacefully resistant in response to injustice

"passive resistance"

(means also ...) not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war

"a peaceful nation" "peaceful times" "a far from peaceful Christmas" "peaceful sleep"

(means also ...) not provocative

Definition 2: achieved without bloodshed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where nonviolent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unbloody transfer of power

Synonyms for nonviolent in the sense of this definition

(nonviolent is similar to ...) free from blood or bloodshed

"bloodless surgery" "a bloodless coup"

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