Definition of nonaggression in US English:



  • Absence of the desire or intention to be aggressive, especially on the part of nations or governments.

    as modifier ‘a nonaggression pact’
    ‘a treaty of nonaggression and friendship’
    • ‘Its doctrine of preemptive war makes a mockery of the principles of non-aggression and international legality laid down in the charter of the United Nations, whose resolutions Washington claims to be defending.’
    • ‘After hearing their deposition and the report given by Petronius, he signed a treaty of non-aggression between Rome and Meroway, and the Kandake became a Friend of Rome.’
    • ‘The non-aggression treaty lasted until Operation Barbarossa of June 22, 1941, when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union.’
    • ‘The public face of this treaty was a ten-year period of non-aggression between Nazi Germany and Stalin's Russia.’
    • ‘I also contacted Italy and formed a non-aggression pact with him in order to secure my southern flank.’
    • ‘An advocate of universal love and non-aggression, Mozi was a trailblazer for pacifism and socialism in China.’
    • ‘In 1940, the two major colonial powers in South-East Asia, France and the UK, signed pacts of non-aggression with Thailand, which declared its neutrality.’
    • ‘By the following month Nanjing and the Soviet Union had signed a non-aggression pact.’
    • ‘Within a few months, however, Soviet Russia signed a non-aggression pact with Germany.’
    • ‘He concluded non-aggression pacts with the USSR and Germany, rather than allying Poland with one of these powers against the other.’
    • ‘As for Ethiopia, was upholding the principle of non-aggression in Africa worth a war that might drive Italy into the arms of Nazi Germany?’
    • ‘He had a non-aggression pact with the Soviets and he could have not fought on that front until England was taken care of either by invasion or treaty.’
    • ‘In August 1939, Hitler and Russia had signed a treaty of non-aggression which was meant to last for 10 years.’
    • ‘The debates between the fundamentalist and moderate wings of the various religions also revolve around issues of aggression versus non-aggression, and their outcome will have significant impact on world politics.’
    • ‘Until we have a policy of permanent non-aggression, how can I as a citizen of an aggressive country criticize other nations?’
    • ‘They want this non-aggression pact, I think that's a no-brainer.’
    • ‘A non-aggression pact had been signed, and Flore was happy with it.’
    • ‘But why would Nazi Germany attack Russia, considering their non-aggression treaty?’
    • ‘The Norak government has accepted our non-aggression pact.’
    • ‘On 23 August 1939, the German and Soviet governments concluded a non-aggression pact.’
    law and order, lawfulness, order, peacefulness, peaceableness, harmony, harmoniousness, accord, concord, amity, amicableness, goodwill, friendship, cordiality, non-aggression, non-violence
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