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i·ren·ic(ī-rĕn′ĭk, ī-rē′nĭk) also i·ren·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl, -nĭ-kəl)
Promoting peace; conciliatory.
[Greek eirēnikos, from eirēnē, peace.]
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irenic(aɪˈriːnɪk; -ˈrɛn-) or
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)
tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.
[1860–65; < Greek eirēnikós=eirḗn(ē) peace + -ikos -ic]
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|Adj.||1.||irenic - conducive to peace; "irenic without being namby-pamby"; "an irenic attitude toward former antagonists"|
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