nonpolitical

adjective

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

Examples of nonpolitical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eurovision bosses have long believed their event to be nonpolitical, but in recent years the competition is more sharply reflecting the personal viewpoints of voters, as evident in Ukraine’s landslide win. Lily Ford, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 May 2024 However, the European Broadcasting Union, which runs the event, has allowed Israel to participate after changing the title and lyrics of its entry, which were originally deemed to violate the contest’s rules about remaining nonpolitical. Andrew Jones, NBC News, 29 Mar. 2024 The annual music competition, the world’s biggest of its kind, bills itself as a nonpolitical event. Reuters, NBC News, 21 Mar. 2024 Due-process procedures for the civil service are designed to protect the public by ensuring it is served by a nonpartisan, nonpolitical bureaucracy. Joe Davidson, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 Some Eurovision fans complained that the track was clearly referring to Oct. 7 and should not be allowed in the nonpolitical event in which pop stars, representing countries, compete against each other each May. Alex Marshall, New York Times, 22 Feb. 2024 Activists say the demonstrations were among the largest nonpolitical protests in Kenya’s history: At least 10,000 women and men crowded the streets of Nairobi alone, with thousands more joining in other cities. Abdi Latif Dahir, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2024 The intent of the survey, officials said, is nonpolitical and nonpartisan. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 31 Jan. 2024 While users will still be allowed to follow accounts that post about political and social issues, accounts posting such content will not be recommended and content posted by nonpolitical accounts that is political in nature or includes social commentary also won’t be recommended, Meta said. Naomi Nix, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonpolitical was in 1841

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“Nonpolitical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonpolitical. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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