nonreaction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ reaction

Noun[edit]

nonreaction (countable and uncountable, plural nonreactions)

  1. Absence of reaction; failure to react.
    • 2007 September 16, Helene Cooper, “In Bush Speech, Signs of Split on Iran Policy”, New York Times:
      “The Arab world nonreaction is a signal to Iran, that Arabs aren’t happy with Iran’s power and influence, so if the Israelis want to go and intimidate and violate the airspace of another Arab state that’s an ally of Iran, the other Arab states aren’t going to do anything.”