nonresistance nonresistance


  • (n) group refusal to resort to violence even in defense against violence


  1. Maestro Amalfi executes a masterly revenge by talking Magnolia into nonresistance after some wine in his apartment.
  2. After four months of Mohandas Gandhi's nonviolent nonresistance, it seemed to the listeners that the bumbling BBC was carrying coals to Newcastle again.
  3. Similar notions, passionately held, drove Tolstoy to abandon family and property and preach nonresistance as well as noncooperation with any of the institutions of society.
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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /