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  • adj. Not aggressive

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  • adj. not aggressive; not given to fighting or assertiveness


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non- +‎ aggressive


  • The Basic Space Law changed that interpretation to nonaggressive, meaning the MSDF now can manufacture, possess, and operate its own satellites to support military operations such as ballistic missile defense.

    Web Edition | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

  • Obama administration officials are touting what they say is the continuing cooperation of Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad as evidence that nonaggressive interrogation techniques and procedures that were used in his case can be at least as effective as more controversial — and violent — Bush administration counterterrorism tactics.

    Obama Officials on Shahzad Case: We Did It Right

  • On the other hand, an 80-year-old with a relatively nonaggressive prostate cancer might do best with no immediate therapy at all as he is most likely to die with cancer, not of it.

    'Comparative Effectiveness' Research Is Always Behind the Curve

  • This increasing conservatism under Stalin and his successors strengthened and reinforced the nonaggressive, "peaceful coexistence" policy.

    EconLog Book Club: For a New Liberty, Chapter 14, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • One wonders how Ecevit, with his exaggeration and selective memory, can have an objective and nonaggressive attitude toward a fair solution in Cyprus.

    Europe's Highs And Lows

  • American tourist Lawrence W. Goichman, referring to his visit to the Cu Chi tunnels, the 75-mile-long underground maze built by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War "Just because dolphins have a smile doesn't mean they're nonaggressive."


  • It has become the MPV of choice of the UN and other peacekeeping and security forces and is finding favour with nongovernmental organizations requiring vehicle with nonaggressive appearance to protect their personal against the threat of landmines.

    How Blair is killing our soldiers

  • If you and your partner can develop the communication tools to express your feelings in a nonaggressive, neutral way, the process will be easier and less stressful and will result in far fewer smashed hopes, dreams, and photo frames.

    What Men Say, What Women Hear

  • While now he is very able to take care of himself, in his early years he was shy, quiet, and nonaggressive.

    'In The Ring: The Trials of Washington Lawyer'

  • And just so you know, black tipped reef sharks are considered nonaggressive, not likely to attack humans without being provoked.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2008


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