unwarlike


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unwarlike

(ʌnˈwɔːlaɪk)
adj
1. (Military) not relating to war
2. (Military) not fit or ready for war
3. not hostile or belligerent
Translations

unwarlike

[ˈʌnˈwɔːlaɪk] ADJpacífico, poco belicoso

unwarlike

References in classic literature ?
I am no antiquarian, but I could imagine that they were some unwarlike and harried race who were forced to accept that which none other would occupy.
They marched near a thousand miles to the south of the tropic; but the heat of the climate soon repelled the invaders and protected the unwarlike natives of those sequestered regions.
And one woman has a turn for gymnastic and military exercises, and another is unwarlike and hates gymnastics?
Sir, think you that the sons of the Achaeans are indeed as unwarlike and cowardly as you say they are?
They were unwarlike and had neither regimental organisations nor armies.
37) Mollis first appears in Epode 1, when the speaker fears that he cannot manage to support Maecenas as strong men {non mollis viros) should, because of his characteristic weakness: both he and his Epodes will be unwarlike and too soft, imbellis et jirmus parum (Epod.
First, the text includes plenty of evidence of soldiers and fighting, including the aggressive conversational style employed by the narrator, and is not unwarlike at all.
Bourion chooses military metaphors as analogs for Debussy's musical strategies, a choice that at first glance appears quixotic for this most unwarlike of composers; in the hands of a less fluent writer this approach would not have been convincing.
Even in India, though far advanced beyond the two other quarters of the globe in improvement, the colour of the inhabitants, their effeminate appearance, their unwarlike spirit, the wild extravagance of their religious tenets and ceremonies, and many other circumstances, confirmed Europeans in such an opinion of their own pre-eminence, that they have always viewed and treated them as an inferior race of men.
Setting the story behind Malcolm, an unwarlike individual in a time of war, sees much of the world in this oft forgotten era.
Nations and Empires flourish and decay, By turns command, and in their turn obey; Time softens hardy People, Time again Hardens to War a soft, unwarlike Train.
There are even nods to Japan's postwar Godzilla and the unwarlike Hiroshima Mon Amour.