pacifically

[puh-sif-ik-lee]
adverb
peaceably, mildly, calmly, or quietly.

Origin:
1785–95; obsolete pacifical pacific (see pacific-al1) + -ly,

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To pacifically
Collins
World English Dictionary
pacific (pəˈsɪfɪk)
 
adj
1.  tending or conducive to peace; conciliatory
2.  not aggressive; opposed to the use of force
3.  free from conflict; peaceful
 
[C16: from Old French pacifique, from Latin pācificus, from pāx peace + facere to make]
 
pa'cifically
 
adv

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Back home, he settled down pacifically to act as schoolmaster to his two nephews.
Doubtless the difference will be settled pacifically.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature