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  • adj. Not combative.


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non- +‎ combative


  • (CNN) - Most Congress members conducting town hall meetings this month have chosen a noncombative posture to deal with angry participants who disrupt the proceedings.

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  • As for comparable sports, bowling had eight times as many injuries as dodgeball, golf had sixteen times as many injuries, and inline skating a noncombative, noncompetitive staple of P.E. programs designed by forward-thinking educationists produced thirty-three times as many injuries.


  • It was a stale response, but noncombative, and all I could manage just then.


  • You are noncombative, noncompetitive, and something of a pacifist.

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  • It is issuing a report this week that recommends, among other points, that the United States use more "nuanced, noncombative rhetoric" that avoids sweeping declarations like "war on terror," "global insurgency," even "the Muslim world."

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  • Fareed Zakaria argued the smart strategy was "nuanced, noncombative rhetoric" that avoids sweeping declarations like "war on terror."

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  • A delegation of town officials and leading citizens, “looking as amiable and noncombative as a parcel of sheep,” according to an eyewitness, gathered.

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • She talks slowly, enunciates precisely (her mother was an opera singer and actress) and takes a genuinely noncombative view of art.

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  • Bolten's low-key, noncombative style has made his task a bit easier, especially when it came to asking the sometimes volatile Rove to surrender some of his power.

    Bush Pops His Bubble

  • Wasserstein said he hoped the Time Warner board would act on Lazard's proposals in a noncombative way, but added, "At the moment, that doesn't seem likely."

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