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adjective as in civilian

noun as in civilian

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The individual also discussed the need to evacuate noncombatants and wounded to medical care.

Though limited to a noncombatant role, the Marines arrived in Guatemala fully armed.

And the intrepid noncombatant carried on either arm a big basket of a type well known to our American fighters.

Naturally he would have been denied permission to go forward during an engagement—that was no time nor place for a noncombatant.

Jason Russell, an invalid and a noncombatant, was barbarously butchered in his own house.

He issued a series of silly general orders making war on the noncombatant population of Virginia within his line.

The Royal Engineers are the men who are looked on in training as a noncombatant force, with safe jobs.


On this page you'll find 148 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to noncombatant, such as: private, pacificist, noncombative, nonmilitant, not in armed forces, and unhostile.

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