AskDefine | Define noninvolvement

Dictionary Definition

non-involvement n : withdrawing from the activities of a group [syn: non-engagement, nonparticipation] [ant: engagement, engagement, engagement]

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a wise passiveness, abstention, anythingarianism, avoidance, avoiding reaction, circumvention, contemplation, contemplative life, cop-out, defense mechanism, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, dodge, dormancy, duck, elusion, elusiveness, equivocation, escape, evasion, evasive action, evasiveness, fence-sitting, forbearance, forestalling, forestallment, getting around, idleness, immobility, impartiality, inaction, inactivity, independence, indolence, inertia, inertness, jink, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, meditation, mugwumpery, mugwumpism, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, nonalignment, noncommitment, nonintervention, nonparticipation, nonpartisanism, nonresistance, nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, nothingarianism, pacifism, paralysis, passive resistance, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity, policy, prevention, procrastination, quiescence, quietism, refraining, shunning, shunting off, shy, sidestep, sidetracking, slip, stagnancy, stagnation, standpattism, stasis, strict neutrality, the runaround, vegetation, vita contemplativa, waiting game, watching and waiting, zigzag
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