Irenic
Irenic I*ren"ic, Irenical I*ren"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?.] Fitted or designed to promote peace; pacific; conciliatory; peaceful. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

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  • irenic — irénic adj. m., pl. irénici; f. sg. irénică, pl. irénice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  IRÉNIC, Ă adj. (Liv.) Inspirator de pace; pacific. [cf …   Dicționar Român

  • irenic — 1864; see EIRENIC (Cf. eirenic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • irenic — *pacific, peaceable, peaceful, pacifist, pacifistic Analogous words: conciliating or conciliatory, placating or placatory, propitiating or propitiatory (see corresponding verbs at pacify) Antonyms: acrimonious …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • irenic — [ī ren′ik, ī rē′nik] adj. [Gr eirēnikos < eirēnē, peace] promoting peace; peaceful; pacific: also irenical irenically adv …   English World dictionary

  • irenic — adjective Etymology: Greek eirēnikos, from eirēnē peace Date: circa 1864 favoring, conducive to, or operating toward peace, moderation, or conciliation • irenically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • irenic — irenically, adv. /uy ren ik, uy ree nik/, adj. tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory. Also, irenical. [1860 65; < Gk eirenikós, equiv. to eirén(e) peace + ikos IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • irenic — adjective Promoting or fitted to promote peace; conciliatory; serene; peaceful; pacific. See Also: irenical, irenicon, irenics …   Wiktionary

  • irenic — Synonyms and related words: appeasing, civilian, conciliatory, dovish, mollifying, nonaggressive, noncombatant, nonmilitant, nonviolent, pacific, pacificatory, pacifist, pacifistic, pacifying, peace loving, peaceable, peaceful, placative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • irenic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Inclined or disposed to peace; not quarrelsome or unruly: pacific, pacifical, pacifist, pacifistic, peaceable, peaceful. See PEACE …   English dictionary for students

  • irenic — adj. promoting peace, peaceful …   English contemporary dictionary

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