unbelligerent

adjective
un·​bel·​lig·​er·​ent | \ ˌən-bə-ˈlij-rənt How to pronounce unbelligerent (audio) , -ˈli-jə- \

Definition of unbelligerent

: 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

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbelligerent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbelligerent. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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