irenic
[ ahy-ren-ik ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 19th century; Greek from Greek eirēnikos, from eirēnē ‘peace’
Synonyms
  • amiable
  • calm
  • complacent
  • gentle
  • nonviolent
  • peaceful
Antonyms
  • bloodthirsty
  • hawkish
  • martial
  • warlike
Definition
tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory
Example
Hippies took an irenic approach to protesting the war.
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