nonconfrontational

adjective non·con·fron·ta·tion·al \ ˌnän-ˌkän-(ˌ)frən-ˈtā-shnəl , -shə-nᵊl \

Definition of nonconfrontational

: avoiding or being without confrontation
  • nonconfrontational protesters
  • a nonconfrontational meeting
  • LeVake is so profoundly nonconfrontational that he inspires instant trust.
  • —Josh Tyrangiel
  • … offering his advice in private meetings and public testimony in a direct but noninflammatory and nonconfrontational way …
  • —Robert S. McNamara

nonconfrontationally

adverb
    • When he or she arrives, discreetly and nonconfrontationally say that the wine you ordered is not to your taste.
    • —Matt Kramer

First Known Use of nonconfrontational

1968


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