pacific

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See also: Pacific, pacífic, and Pacífic

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French pacifique.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pəˈsɪfɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪfɪk

Adjective[edit]

pacific (comparative more pacific, superlative most pacific)

  1. Calm, peaceful.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:calm
    • 1906 April, O. Henry [pseudonym; William Sydney Porter], “After Twenty Years”, in The Four Million, New York, N.Y.: McClure, Phillips & Co, OCLC 1399985, page 214:
      The policeman on the beat moved up the avenue impressively. [] Trying doors as he went, twirling his club with many intricate and artful movements, turning now and then to cast his watchful eye adown the pacific thoroughfare, the officer, with his stalwart form and slight swagger, made a fine picture of a guardian of the peace.
  2. Preferring peace by nature; avoiding violence.
    Synonyms: dovish, nonviolent
    Antonyms: bellicose, hawkish, martial, militant, violent

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pacificus or French pacifique or Italian pacifico.

Adjective[edit]

pacific m or n (feminine singular pacifică, masculine plural pacifici, feminine and neuter plural pacifice)

  1. peaceable, peaceful

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