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noun as in civilian

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The Assad regime in Syria has carried out a horrifying crime, killing 1,400 noncombatants with poison gas.

“They were noncombatants and there was no reason to do this other than he was blood-thirsty,” he said.

Activists have circulated video of city residents — who may or may not have been noncombatants — apparently choking and gasping.

A system of sanctions targets noncombatants, not by accident but by design.

As for the crew,—they were noncombatants and not employed to serve any country in any way.

For every man killed on the field of battle, it is estimated that two people die among the noncombatants.

Priests were killed at once, and in the sack and pillage undoubtedly some noncombatants, it may be some women and children.

Knowing the mountaineer brain, he made no effort to point out the difference between armed Germans and noncombatants.

What if the Prussians did fly over the city, dropping bombs on helpless noncombatants?

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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to noncombatants, such as: citizen, noncombatant, commoner, subject, civ, and civvie.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.