Definition of nonintervention in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnänin(t)ərˈven(t)SH(ə)n/


1The principle or practice of not becoming involved in the affairs of others.
Example sentences
  • Furthermore many armies have a long and determined tradition of non-intervention in civil affairs.
  • A return to the traditional conservative values of non-intervention and prudence is called for.
  • As this line erodes, the principle of non-intervention must also weaken.
laissez-faire, nonparticipation, noninterference, inaction, passivity, neutrality;
1.1A policy of nonintervention adopted by a country in its international relations.
Example sentences
  • Extravagant crusades for democracy or human rights cannot be sustained but neither can a policy of blanket nonintervention.
  • Because President Eisenhower followed a policy of nonintervention on desegregation, the judges were less likely to act.
  • But he did not contest the prevalent policy of nonintervention.



Pronunciation: /-ˌnizəm/
Example sentences
  • But Carter himself never promoted democracy effectively because he was too committed to non-interventionism.
  • By no means whatsoever do I claim that libertarians monolithically align themselves with the principles of isolationism or non-interventionism.
  • Indeed, Rod has usefully offered one of the neatest accounts I've seen of the fallacy that leads people to treat strict non-interventionism as a matter of libertarian principle.


Pronunciation: /-nist/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The call for a non-interventionist foreign policy over past years has fallen on deaf ears.
  • This leaves supposedly non-interventionist politicians desperate to intervene.
  • They were overwhelmingly pro-interventionist as opposed to non-interventionist.

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Syllabification: non·in·ter·ven·tion

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