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irenic

or ei路ren路ic

[ ahy-ren-ik, ahy-ree-nik ]
/ a瑟藞r蓻n 瑟k, a瑟藞ri n瑟k /
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Definition of irenic

adjective
tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.
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Origin of irenic

First recorded in 1860鈥65; from Greek eir膿nik贸s, equivalent to (eir岣梟(膿) ) 鈥減eace鈥 + -ikos -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM irenic

i路ren路i路cal路ly, adverbnon路i路ren路ic, adjectivenon路i路ren路i路cal, adjectiveun路i路ren路ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for irenic

irenic

eirenic irenical or eirenical

/ (a瑟藞ri藧n瑟k, -藞r蓻n-) /

adjective
tending to conciliate or promote peace

Derived forms of irenic

irenically or eirenically, adverb

Word Origin for irenic

C19: from Greek eir膿nikos, from eir膿n膿 peace
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