unbelligerent

adjective

un·​bel·​lig·​er·​ent ˌən-bə-ˈlij-rənt How to pronounce unbelligerent (audio)
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: not inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness, hostility, or combativeness : not belligerent
I was utterly unbelligerent, and hated the idea of fighting, in however good a cause.L. P. Hartley
an unbelligerent nation

Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbelligerent was in 1834

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“Unbelligerent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbelligerent. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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