Definition of nonviolent in English:

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nonviolent

Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈvīələnt/

adjective

Using peaceful means rather than force, especially to bring about political or social change: he regarded hunger strikes as a powerful form of nonviolent protest
More example sentences
  • In abandoning non-violent mass action or worker organization they fatally weakened themselves.
  • The protesters remained calm and non-violent.
  • There are different approaches, but the non-violent, democratic approach is growing in popularity.

Derivatives

nonviolently

adverb
Example sentences
  • But Martin Luther King led his people to protest non-violently.
  • At his court hearing he called upon people to non-violently resist war and oppression.
  • Let us all work non-violently together for Christ's peace.

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Syllabification: non·vi·o·lent

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