non·​dis·​rup·​tive | \ ˌnän-dis-ˈrəp-tiv How to pronounce nondisruptive (audio) \

Definition of nondisruptive

: not causing or tending to cause disruption : not disruptive nondisruptive behavior/protests children engaged in quiet, nondisruptive play

Examples of nondisruptive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This policy represses peaceful, nondisruptive protest of police violence against unarmed African-Americans and other people of color. Katherine Fominykh,, "ACLU, NAACP and more send letter to Goodell to voice grievances against NFL anthem policy," 20 June 2018 Nonviolent, nondisruptive protests are crucial to American civic life, and conspiracy and action-in-concert lawsuits cannot suppress protesters’ right of free expression. Jay Weiser, WSJ, "Campus Speech and Anti-Klan Laws," 1 Oct. 2017 A 1962 Supreme Court ruling requires public schools to permit only voluntary, silent and nondisruptive prayer — the genesis of at least 34 states' creation of one minute of silence at the beginning of a school day. Robert King, USA TODAY, "A school prayer bill is on Indiana governor's desk. The question: What does it do?," 25 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of nondisruptive

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondisruptive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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