nonthreatening

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adjective non·threat·en·ing \ˌnän-ˈthret-niŋ, -ˈthre-tən-iŋ\

Definition of nonthreatening

  1. 1 :  not constituting a threat a nonthreatening illness

  2. 2 :  not likely to cause anxiety a nonthreatening environment; also :  innocuous 2

Examples of nonthreatening in a sentence

  1. It's best to approach the dog in a calm, nonthreatening way.

1963

First Known Use of nonthreatening

1963


NONTHREATENING Defined for English Language Learners

nonthreatening

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adjective non·threat·en·ing \ˌnän-ˈthret-niŋ, -ˈthre-tən-iŋ\

Definition of nonthreatening for English Language Learners

  • : not likely to cause someone to be afraid or worried : not threatening


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