nonconfrontational

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

Definition of nonconfrontational

  1. :  avoiding or being without confrontation nonconfrontational protestors 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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