nonthreatening


non·threat·en·ing

adjective \-ˈthret-niŋ, -ˈthre-tən-iŋ\

: not likely to cause someone to be afraid or worried : not threatening

Full Definition of NONTHREATENING

1
:  not constituting a threat <a nonthreatening illness>
2
:  not likely to cause anxiety <a nonthreatening environment>; also :  innocuous 2

Examples of NONTHREATENING

  1. It's best to approach the dog in a calm, nonthreatening way.

First Known Use of NONTHREATENING

1963

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