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adjective as in peaceful


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She is the founder and CEO of Soul Force Politics, a nonprofit that promotes nonviolent resistance and peaceful social interaction.

It was a simple, brilliant tactic, one that predated the nonviolent resistance philosophy of Mohandas Gandhi by 70 years.

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Most young people are in court on nonviolent offenses, the group and others found, and shackling them often is unnecessary and can exacerbate trauma.

Due to concerns over the novel coronavirus and social distancing, the policedepartment will take police reports for minor and nonviolent crimes by telephone.

This summer, the county created a mobile crisis response unit so that clinicians can respond to nonviolent behavioral health incidents rather than law enforcement.

I fully support nonviolent demonstration—a right enshrined in the First Amendment of our Constitution.

Peaceful active resistance, unarmed, nonviolent, no more blood, no more deaths, with clear ideas and proposals.

And the insane cost of keeping so many nonviolent people locked up is an investment in failure.

And Americans overwhelmingly support eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.

Not all successful cases of nonviolent resistance have earned distinctive names.

Alone among great leaders, Gandhi has offered a practical nonviolent alternative to armed might.

To a remarkable extent, this youthful vanguard was strongly religious and nonviolent.

The nonviolent voice of Gandhi appeals to man's highest conscience.

Boyhood, legal studies, purification, the growth of the Satyagraha (nonviolent protest) movement.

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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nonviolent, such as: pacifist, passive, irenic, nonbelligerent, peaceable, and quiet.

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