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Definition of NONVIOLENCE

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nonviolence \nonviolence\ n.
     The theory, doctrine, or practice of peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate.

     Syn: passive resistance.
          [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "nonviolence": a wise passiveness, abnegation, abstinence, calm, calmness, conservatism, constraint, contemplation, contemplative life, continence, control, cool, dispassion, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, dormancy, evenness, gentleness, golden mean, happy medium, idleness, immobility, impartiality, inaction, inactivity, indolence, inertia, inertness, irenicism, judiciousness, juste-milieu, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, lenity, meden agan, meditation, middle way, mildness, moderateness, moderation, moderationism, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, noninvolvement, nonparticipation, nonresistance, nonviolent resistance, nothing in excess, pacifism, paralysis, passive resistance, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity, peaceableness, peaceful coexistence, policy, procrastination, prudence, quiescence, quietism, repose, restraint, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-restraint, serenity, sobriety, stability, stagnancy, stagnation, standpattism, stasis, steadiness, temperance, temperateness, tranquillity, unexcessiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness, unpugnaciousness, vegetation, via media, vita contemplativa, waiting game, watching and waiting


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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