[non-vahy-uh-luh nt] /nɒnˈvaɪ ə lənt/
not ; free of violence.
peacefully resistant, as in response to or protest against injustice, especially on moral or philosophical grounds.
also nonviolent, 1896, from non- + violent. From 1920 in reference to “principle or practice of abstaining from violence,” in writings of M.K. Gandhi.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. [Gandhi, “Non-violence in Peace and War,” 1948]
- Nonviolent resistance
Refusal to obey a law considered unjust; civil disobedience. Note: Mahatma Gandhi urged and practiced nonviolent resistance during the efforts to win independence for India from Britain in the early twentieth century. Note: African-Americans in the civil rights movement often practiced nonviolent resistance in the South in the 1960s — for example, by sitting-in at […]
[vur-choo] /ˈvɜr tʃu/ noun 1. moral excellence; goodness; righteousness. 2. conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness; rectitude. 3. chastity; virginity: to lose one’s virtue. 4. a particular moral excellence. Compare , , . 5. a good or admirable quality or property: the virtue of knowing one’s weaknesses. 6. effective […]
[vir-yuh-luh nt, vir-uh-] /ˈvɪr yə lənt, ˈvɪr ə-/ adjective 1. actively poisonous; intensely noxious: a virulent insect bite. 2. Medicine/Medical. highly infective; malignant or deadly. 3. Bacteriology. causing clinical symptoms. 4. violently or spitefully hostile. 5. intensely bitter, spiteful, or malicious: a virulent attack. /ˈvɪrʊlənt/ adjective 1. 2. extremely poisonous, injurious, etc 3. extremely bitter, […]
[non-vis-kuh s] /nɒnˈvɪs kəs/ adjective 1. .