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.
Also i·ren·i·cal.

Origin of irenic

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

Related forms

i·ren·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·i·ren·ic, adjectivenon·i·ren·i·cal, adjectiveun·i·ren·ic, adjective
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irenic

eirenic irenical or eirenical

/ (aɪˈriːnɪk, -ˈrɛn-) /

adjective

tending to conciliate or promote peace

Derived Forms

irenically or eirenically, adverb

Word Origin for irenic

C19: from Greek eirēnikos, from eirēnē peace
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