nonviolent

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non- +‎ violent

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nonviolent (comparative more nonviolent, superlative most nonviolent)

  1. Not violent; without violence; following a philosophy of nonviolence; the opposite of violent.
    • 2015 February 20, Jesse Jackson, “In the Ferguson era, Malcolm X’s courage in fighting racism inspires more than ever”, in The Guardian (London)[1]:
      When Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965 – 50 years ago on Saturday – I was an activist in the civil rights movement of Martin Luther King, a man of peace who led the nonviolent protests that brought down segregation in America, and ushered in the civil rights and voting rights acts.

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