Meaning of non-violence in English:



mass noun
  • The use of peaceful means, not force, to bring about political or social change.

    ‘Gandhi's commitment to the principle of non-violence’
    • ‘Yet this was a just war, where the principle of non-violence did not for once apply.’
    • ‘His participation in conferences is to spread the message of peace and non-violence.’
    • ‘Pope John Paul will be remembered for his resolve to promote love, peace and non-violence.’
    • ‘United Nations International Day of Peace is a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.’
    • ‘We want to work to make non-violence an organizing principle in our society, and the way to do that is education.’
    • ‘Dialogue through Poetry aims to build a culture of peace and non-violence.’
    • ‘The choreography explores the concept of harmony and echoes the message of non-violence and peace.’
    • ‘Guns weren't exactly something she had wanted to hold as she was a girl who believed in peace and non-violence.’
    • ‘He teaches peace and non-violence at six area universities and at a number of public secondary and high schools.’
    • ‘As I said, we are open to anyone who wants to publicise any cause so long as their basic belief is non-violence and peace.’
    • ‘It predates the peaceful non-violence of Martin Luther King.’
    • ‘But is it possible to draw a clear line where peace and non-violence may be given up in favour of violence, even war?’
    • ‘Not only is non-violence a powerful political tool, but it is, and becomes, a spiritually uplifting force.’
    • ‘During visits to India he studied Gandhi's principles of non-violence.’
    • ‘Simplicity was a major criterion in the community and my life revolved round the message of social justice and non-violence.’
    • ‘He has been struggling for peace and non-violence for years.’
    • ‘I hope you will consider the use and practice of non-violence in a more creative and positive way, rather than dismiss it as mere idealism.’
    • ‘During the campaign white ribbons will be used to show support and personal commitment to non-violence, as well as boost awareness.’
    • ‘The common thread that connected them was their abiding belief that peace and non-violence were the only forces that could save humanity.’
    • ‘In intellectual terms his emphasis was upon the force of truth and non-violence in the struggle against evil.’
    law and order, lawfulness, order, peacefulness, peaceableness, harmony, harmoniousness, accord, concord, amity, amicableness, goodwill, friendship, cordiality, non-aggression, non-violence