[ ahy-ren-ik, ahy-ree-nik ]
/ a??r?n ?k, a??ri n?k /
tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.
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Also i·ren·i·cal .
Origin of irenic
1860–65; <Greek eirēnikós, equivalent to eir?n(ē) peace + -ikos-ic
OTHER WORDS FROM irenici·ren·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·i·ren·ic, adjectivenon·i·ren·i·cal, adjectiveun·i·ren·ic, adjective
Words nearby irenic
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Example sentences from the Web for irenic
Irenic, ī-ren′ik, adj. tending to create peace: pacific—also Iren′ical.
British Dictionary definitions for irenic
eirenic irenical or eirenical
/ (a??ri?n?k, -?r?n-) /
tending to conciliate or promote peace
Derived forms of irenicirenically or eirenically, adverb
Word Origin for irenic
C19: from Greek eirēnikos, from eirēnē peace
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