non·​po·​lit·​i·​cal | \ ˌnän-pə-ˈli-ti-kəl How to pronounce nonpolitical (audio) \

Definition of nonpolitical

: not political: such as
a : not influenced by or concerned with political considerations or issues nonpolitical ads
b : nonpartisan a nonpolitical commission

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Other Words from nonpolitical

nonpolitically \ ˌnän-​pə-​ˈli-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce nonpolitical (audio) \ adverb
nonpolitically motivated

Examples of nonpolitical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Considering that 84% of this group believe that the government is exploiting COVID-19 to control people, leaders of vaccination campaigns should consider tapping nonpolitical figures to mobilize this group. Sema K. Sgaier, Star Tribune, 24 May 2021 My attorney, who is a nonpolitical former federal prosecutor, has done a response to each allegation and the facts are much different than what has been portrayed. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2021 These included committing nonpolitical felonies like robbery and counterfeiting, which gave law enforcement a clear basis for arresting them, and recruiting face-to-face, which the Internet has made unnecessary. Jonathan Stevenson, The New York Review of Books, 3 Aug. 2021 Many of the incidents were impossible to verify, or to distinguish from nonpolitical violence. David Remnic, The New Yorker, 3 Aug. 2021 The Olympics have always billed themselves as a nonpolitical entity designed to bring countries together to celebrate sports and international unity. Eddie Pells, ajc, 22 July 2021 Most Justice Department attorneys are nonpolitical and carry on from administration to administration. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 11 June 2021 These are people who generally see themselves as nonpolitical, but adhering to a sense of values. ABC News, 30 May 2021 In addition to nonpolitical charities, the foundation also made a $30,000 grant to the Leadership Institute, which trains conservative activists. Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica, 9 May 2021

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First Known Use of nonpolitical

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpolitical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonpolitical

: not political : not influenced by or interested in political issues


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