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i·ren·ic

 (ī-rĕn′ĭk, ī-rē′nĭk) also i·ren·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl, -nĭ-kəl)
adj.
Promoting peace; conciliatory.

[Greek eirēnikos, from eirēnē, peace.]

i·ren′i·cal·ly adv.
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irenic

(aɪˈriːnɪk; -ˈrɛn-) or

eirenic

;

irenical

or

eirenical

adj
tending to conciliate or promote peace
[C19: from Greek eirēnikos, from eirēnē peace]
iˈrenically, eiˈrenically adv
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i•ren•ic

(aɪˈrɛn ɪk, aɪˈri nɪk)

also i•ren′i•cal,



adj.
tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.
[1860–65; < Greek eirēnikós=eirḗn(ē) peace + -ikos -ic]
i•ren′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irenic - conducive to peace; "irenic without being namby-pamby"; "an irenic attitude toward former antagonists"
peaceful, peaceable - not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep"
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irenic

adjective
Inclined or disposed to peace; not quarrelsome or unruly:
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The Lutheran pastor in a Union church is addressed eirenically as a brother, and it is not clear that his daughter will be denied the Blessed Sacrament at Loehe's hand.
As an editor who compiles a collection, however, rather than one who criticizes drafts and who initiates and actually insists on revisions, Southey resembles the eirenically panoptic Leader much more than he approximates the empirically analytical Stillinger.
Yet it would be wrong to dwell on such matters without gladly recognizing how useful it is to have this "comparative framework" so well and eirenically constructed for the teaching of ecclesiology.