Definitions for irenicaɪˈrɛn ɪk, aɪˈri nɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•ren•icaɪˈrɛn ɪk, aɪˈri nɪk(adj.)

also i•ren′i•cal

  1. tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.

Origin of irenic:

1860–65; < Gk eirēnikós=eirḗn(ē) peace +-ikos -ic


Princeton's WordNet

  1. irenic(adj)

    conducive to peace

    "irenic without being namby-pamby"; "an irenic attitude toward former antagonists"


  1. irenic(Adjective)

    Promoting or fitted to promote peace; conciliatory, non-confrontational; peaceful.

  2. Origin: From είρηνικος, from εἰρήνη.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irenic(adj)

    alt. of Irenical


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