irenic

or ei·ren·ic

[ ahy-ren-ik, ahy-ree-nik ]
/ aɪˈrɛn ɪk, aɪˈri nɪk /

adjective

tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.

Nearby words

  1. ireland, john,
  2. ireland, northern,
  3. ireland, republic of,
  4. irena,
  5. irene,
  6. irenicon,
  7. irenics,
  8. irenology,
  9. ireton,
  10. irgun

Also i·ren·i·cal.

Origin of irenic

1860–65; < Greek eirēnikós, equivalent to eirḗn(ē) peace + -ikos -ic

Related formsi·ren·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·i·ren·ic, adjectivenon·i·ren·i·cal, adjectiveun·i·ren·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for irenic

irenic

eirenic irenical or eirenical

/ (aɪˈriːnɪk, -ˈrɛn-) /

adjective

tending to conciliate or promote peace
Derived Formsirenically or eirenically, adverb

Word Origin for irenic

C19: from Greek eirēnikos, from eirēnē peace

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Word Origin and History for irenic

irenic

adj.

1864; see eirenic.

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