disarming disarming  /dɪs ˈɑr mɪŋ/


  1. (n) act of reducing or depriving of arms
  2. (adj) capable of allaying hostility


  1. During the fighting I met Massoud at his headquarters north of Kabul and was struck by his intense integrity, charisma and disarming humor.
  2. Her goofy humor and disarming frankness won Meredith Vieira myriad fans as the host of The View and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
  3. But disarming Sadr's army may prove, if anything, even more difficult than disarming Hizballah in Lebanon.


  • Celebs urge Obama to push for 'world without nuclear weapons'

    A new video starring top Hollywood celebrities urges President Obama to set forth a plan for disarming the world of nuclear weapons at this week's G-8 Summit in Northern Ireland. The video was produced by Global Zero, a D.C.-based "social movement" whose mission is "to eliminate all nuclear ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Washington Times


  1. "North Korea is not serious in disarming in a timely manner," Mr Lefkowitz said in a speech and comments implicitly questioning the strategy adopted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the North exploded a nuclear bomb 15 months ago....
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Jay Lefkowitz Source: The Australian

  2. "I strongly believe ...... that we must engage strategically in disarming terrorism by stopping their sources of supply of money, training, equipment and motivation," Karzai said.
    on Jun 22, 2006 By: Hamid Karzai Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "Israel can't accept a situation in which Hamas, in its present form as a terror group calling for the destruction of Israel, will be part of the Palestinian Authority without disarming," Olmert said in a statement issued by his office.
    on Jan 26, 2006 By: Ehud Olmert Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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