[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.
[non-vahy-uh-luh nt] /nɒnˈvaɪ ə lənt/ adjective 1. not ; free of violence. 2. peacefully resistant, as in response to or protest against injustice, especially on moral or philosophical grounds. adj. 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 […]
- 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, […]