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irenic

[ahy-ren-ik, ahy-ree-nik] /aɪˈrɛn ɪk, aɪˈri nɪk/
adjective
1.
tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.
Also, irenical.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek eirēnikós, equivalent to eirḗn(ē) peace + -ikos -ic
Related forms
irenically, adverb
nonirenic, adjective
nonirenical, adjective
unirenic, adjective
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irenic

/aɪˈriːnɪk; -ˈrɛn-/
adjective
1.
tending to conciliate or promote peace
Derived Forms
irenically, eirenically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Greek eirēnikos, from eirēnē peace
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Word Origin and History for un irenic

irenic

adj.

1864; see eirenic.

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