nonaggressive

adjective non·ag·gres·sive \ ˌnän-ə-ˈgre-siv \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of nonaggressive

: not aggressive: such as
a : not marked by or exhibiting aggression
  • nonaggressive animals
b : not marked by forcefulness
  • nonaggressive sales tactics
  • nonaggressive sports
c : not growing, spreading, or developing rapidly
  • nonaggressive tumors
d : not more intensive or severe than usual
  • nonaggressive cancer treatments

nonaggression

play \ˌnän-ə-ˈgre-shən\ noun
    • practicing nonaggression
    • a nonaggression pact/treaty [=a formal agreement between two countries not to attack each other]

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First Known Use of nonaggressive

1843



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