Definition of nonthreatening
1 : not constituting a threat a nonthreatening illness
2 : not likely to cause anxiety a nonthreatening environment; also : innocuous 2
Examples of nonthreatening in a sentence
It's best to approach the dog in a calm, nonthreatening way.
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NONTHREATENING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nonthreatening for English Language Learners
: not likely to cause someone to be afraid or worried : not threatening
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