Adjective "gandhian" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈɡɑːnðɪən//ˈɡandɪən/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to or characteristic of the Indian nationalist and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi.
  1. 'The issue was later taken up by an organisation committed to the Gandhian approach for justice and peoples control over their livelihoods.'
  2. 'I've marched with Gandhian pacifists and white-haired women in wheelchairs.'
  3. 'The continuous exposure to brutality has also steeled his resolve to soldier on, and his Gandhian belief that violence can never be the answer to violence.'
  4. 'He had shaped his public career by steadfastly advancing Gandhian nonviolence and had worked in pacifist organizations for more than two decades.'

noun

A follower of the Indian nationalist and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi.
  1. 'She became an ardent Gandhian.'
  2. 'Many Gandhians who had kept mum during earlier riots are protesting this time and actively working for restoration of peace.'
  3. 'He is a Gandhian according to his own lights.'
  4. 'He sought out Gandhians to learn how India had achieved independence through nonviolence.'

Definitions

1. of or relating to Mohandas Gandhi or to Gandhiism.

More examples(as adjective)

"principles can be gandhian."

"philosophies can be gandhian."

"developments can be gandhian."

"values can be gandhian."

"thoughts can be gandhian."

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Origin

(Gandhian)