non·​po·​lit·​i·​cal ˌnän-pə-ˈli-ti-kəl How to pronounce nonpolitical (audio)
: not political: such as
: not influenced by or concerned with political considerations or issues
nonpolitical ads
: nonpartisan
a nonpolitical commission
nonpolitically adverb
nonpolitically motivated

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It was meant to allow for a nonpolitical assessment of a president’s conduct. Lynsey Chutel, New York Times, 13 Dec. 2022 They are asked to be nonpolitical when politics is their blood sport. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2022 And so two nonpolitical events that, nevertheless, came framed in the mythmaking of politics. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2022 Another may be the annual, bipartisan, usually nonpolitical National Defense Authorization Act. WIRED, 14 Nov. 2022 These have included everything from U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (though the group is officially nonpolitical) to humorist Charles Phoenix and film historian Leonard Maltin. Heather Platt, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2022 Many students come from radical left-wing families with avowedly anti-Catholic views who forced the school to compromise on the ideal of a nonpolitical education. Bruce Gilley, WSJ, 10 Oct. 2022 Magna also cut its expectations on nonpolitical ad spending for the second half of this year. Megan Graham, WSJ, 29 Sep. 2022 Because of the nature of its political system, Italy has a history of what are called technical governments, where someone nonpolitical is brought in to serve when the parties are unable to agree amongst themselves. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 28 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpolitical was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Nonpolitical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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