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 nonpolitically (audio) \ adverb
nonpolitically motivated

Examples of nonpolitical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Further, resolve to avoid political discussions during most nonpolitical occasions. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, "How to Protect Your Happiness This Election Season," 8 Oct. 2020 But there’s also some nonpolitical themes explored, and some pure fun to be had. Christopher Arnott,, "Six theater shows to watch in October from Connecticut theaters," 8 Oct. 2020 Some have pointed to high levels of trust in expertise among the Swedish public, as well as Tegnell’s unusual position as a nonpolitical expert who wields considerable public health power. Washington Post, "As debate over Sweden’s covid-19 response continues, cases in the country are on the rise," 25 Sep. 2020 Colleagues also cited his dedication to the Fed as an example of how the institution has attracted people who foster a distinct culture committed to nonpolitical, technical analysis. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "Thomas Laubach, a Top Adviser to Federal Reserve Chairman, Dies," 3 Sep. 2020 One America News Network, as the FDA’s top spokesperson — a role typically filled by nonpolitical civil servants. Nicholas Florko, STAT, "As Covid-19 pressures mount, political newcomer Stephen Hahn struggles to protect an FDA under siege," 24 Aug. 2020 Biden’s instincts point to the politically safe route of making the Justice Department as nonpolitical as possible. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Joe Biden’s Great Reclamation Project," 17 Aug. 2020 And still more people will worry, on nonpolitical grounds, about a rushed vaccine's safety. TheWeek, "Would a coronavirus vaccine win Trump the election?," 6 Aug. 2020 Gates said the public should take comfort that the nonpolitical staff at the Food and Drug Administration are holding the line to ensure the rapidly developing drugs are effective and safe. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "The US missed a chance to control outbreak. Now it's 'impossible to predict' how long the pandemic will last, Fauci says," 31 July 2020

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First Known Use of nonpolitical

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpolitical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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

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