non·​con·​fron·​ta·​tion ˌnän-ˌkän-(ˌ)frən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce nonconfrontation (audio)
: avoidance of confrontation
But that was in West Germany, when the country was still divided and the party was clearly identified with a cautious foreign policy of nonconfrontation with the Communist countries.Craig R. Whitney

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonconfrontation was in 1851

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“Nonconfrontation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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