Definition of nonviolent in English:

nonviolent

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’
    • ‘The law mandates treatment, not jail, for non-violent, first time drug offenders.’
    • ‘Our prisons are already filled with non-violent drug offenders, many serving mandatory sentences of 15 years to life for small amounts of drugs.’
    • ‘He organized protest marches and other tools of non-violent passive resistance.’
    • ‘Activists organize non-violent action, including consumer boycotts.’
    • ‘Thus was born satyagraha, or non-violent resistance.’
    • ‘Although advocating non-violent protest, it proposes insurrection as a last resort.’
    • ‘One in four inmates in federal and state prisons is in for drug-related offences, most non-violent.’
    • ‘There are different approaches, but the non-violent, democratic approach is growing in popularity.’
    • ‘This was one of the first examples of non-violent civil disobedience.’
    • ‘This played a central role in shaping Ghandi's thinking toward mass non-violent action.’
    • ‘The protesters remained calm and non-violent.’
    • ‘In abandoning non-violent mass action or worker organization they fatally weakened themselves.’
    • ‘They should fight for freedom in a non-violent way, using non-coperation and protests, and without taking human life.’
    • ‘The boycott is a powerful, and non-violent, method of creating international pressure for change.’

Pronunciation

nonviolent

/ˌnɑnˈvaɪələnt//ˌnänˈvīələnt/