unwarlike

adjective

un·​war·​like ˌən-ˈwȯr-ˌlīk How to pronounce unwarlike (audio)
: disinclined to wage war : not warlike
… the luxurious and unwarlike nobles of Rome.Edward Gibbon
a comparatively unwarlike people

Examples of unwarlike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here a civilian leader is shown in an unwarlike pose, seated, with a thoughtful and resolute expression—an icon of responsibility. Adam Kirsch, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 Hobbits are small and unwarlike, with no interest in glory. Tom Shippey, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unwarlike was in 1590

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“Unwarlike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwarlike. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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