noncombative

adjective non·com·bat·ive \ ˌnän-kəm-ˈba-tiv \

Definition of noncombative

: not combative: such as
a : not eager to fight or argue
  • Bolten's low-key, noncombative style has made his task a bit easier, especially when it came to asking the sometimes volatile Rove to surrender some of his power.
  • —Richard Wolffe et al.Newsweek1 May 2006
b : not involving combat and especially military combat
  • He notes that his troops are now carrying out noncombative missions in 105 countries, without incident.
  • —Lee SmithFortune19 Sept. 1994

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First Known Use of noncombative

1833


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