un·​co·​er·​cive ˌən-kō-ˈər-siv How to pronounce uncoercive (audio)
: not using threats or force to achieve compliance : not coercive
uncoercive questioning
uncoercively adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncoercive was in 1769

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Cite this Entry

“Uncoercive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncoercive. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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