non·​dis·​rup·​tive ˌnän-dis-ˈrəp-tiv How to pronounce nondisruptive (audio)
: not causing or tending to cause disruption : not disruptive
nondisruptive behavior/protests
children engaged in quiet, nondisruptive play

Example Sentences

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,, 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, 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, 25 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondisruptive was in 1915

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“Nondisruptive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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