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

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In a city bitterly divided along partisan lines, Griffin is absolutely nonpolitical and insistently optimistic. Washington Post, "She’s worked for four presidents and says it’s a privilege — no matter who is in office," 22 June 2019 Add to that hundreds of demonstrators expected to protest Trump’s takeover of July Fourth, traditionally a nonpartisan, nonpolitical celebration. Washington Post, "Here’s how to navigate the July 4th festivities— and protests," 2 July 2019 And this year, the event could draw even bigger crowds as a result of the president’s involvement, changing the traditionally nonpolitical event by adding a speech and relocating the fireworks display to West Potomac Park. Washington Post, "Metro plans extended rush-hour service July Fourth," 25 June 2019 Companies report income to investors following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, which are determined by the private, nonpolitical Financial... Scott Dyreng, WSJ, "Don’t Let Warren Politicize Accounting," 5 May 2019 Ethan Miller/Getty Images On Tuesday, comedian Norm Macdonald spoke to the Hollywood Reporter in defense of nonpolitical comedy. Constance Grady, Vox, "Norm Macdonald spent an interview defending Roseanne Barr and Louis C.K.," 12 Sep. 2018 If the Supreme Court is ever to be seen as nonpolitical, both the president and the Senate will need to start picking nominees based on their ability to practice self-government. The Christian Science Monitor, "A big question for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee," 10 July 2018 The ad was taken down, one of many nonpolitical ads that have been hit by Facebook’s new guidelines for political advertisers. Alyssa Newcomb /, NBC News, "Bush's beans and a reverend named Clinton: Facebook's political ad filter misfires," 3 July 2018 The fees, which are lower than members’ dues, are intended to cover the cost of nonpolitical union activity such as collective bargaining. Washington Post, "Supreme Court hands Illinois governor a rare win over unions," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of nonpolitical

1841, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nonpolitical

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

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