nonaggressive


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nonaggressive

(ˌnɒnəˈɡrɛsɪv)
adj
not aggressive or assertive; tending not to fight
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonaggressive - not aggressivenonaggressive - not aggressive; not given to fighting or assertiveness
unassertive - inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence; "a shy unassertive person"
peaceful, peaceable - not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep"
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"Skunks are gentle, nonaggressive creatures who have wrongly earned a bad reputation because of that pungent odor," said Laura Simon, field director of urban wildlife programs for the HSUS.
Polypoid BCC is very rare and distinguishes from other types of BCC by being female predominant, locating on nonsun-exposed areas, prevailing in dark-skinned races, and having large average size, but considered nonaggressive. We report a case of BCC presenting as an inconspicuous polyp.
Older staging systems for SCC "led us to overtreat nonaggressive disease and undertreat aggressive disease.
Nonaggressive military use of satellites in outer space has long been considered "peaceful." But the idea of acceptable military use is being stretched as states engage in more active uses of outer space, which can seem aggressive, or depict outer space as a warfighting domain.
Its beaches are also home to, among others, giant clam, hawksbill sea turtle, green sea turtle, blue-spotted stingray, blacktip reef shark (nonaggressive sharks with black-tipped fins), titan triggerfish, and giant trevally that measure more than a meter long.
"The Committee's view was that Mr Anderson was significantly provoked during the match by his opponent that resulted in what is clearly a nonaggressive push by Mr Anderson on Mr Price.
The government's signing of an agreement may have brought normalcy back to the country but we are certainly in a situation which doesn't point toward a nonaggressive future ahead.
The spiders are nonaggressive and bite only in self-defense, such as when someone accidentally sits on them.
Debra Pepler at York University and her colleagues video recorded the playground behavior of children in first through sixth grade whose teachers had identified them as either especially aggressive or especially nonaggressive.
The total cost of installing hives at the zoo was about $2,000.<br />He said the bees chosen for zoo work are a subspecies of Apis mellifera, typically referred to as Italian hygienic bees, which are normally nonaggressive. He'll continue to keep his original position in security while helping to train other zoo biologists about hive husbandry.<br />Zoo officials said they are looking at the possibility of packaging and selling the honey to guests.