Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective peacefully resistant in response to injustice; not using violence; -- used of protests and demonstrations. Opposite of violent.
  • adjective achieved without bloodshed. Contrasted with bloody.

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  • adjective Not violent; without violence; following a philosophy of nonviolence; the opposite of violent

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  • adjective abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence
  • adjective achieved without bloodshed

Etymologies

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non- +‎ violent

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