unwarlike

adjective
un·​war·​like | \ ˌən-ˈwȯr-ˌlīk How to pronounce unwarlike (audio) \

Definition of unwarlike

: disinclined to wage war : not warlike … the luxurious and unwarlike nobles of Rome.— Edward Gibbon a comparatively unwarlike people

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Recent Examples on the Web Hobbits are small and unwarlike, with no interest in glory. Tom Shippey, Fortune, "Game of Thrones Wouldn’t Exist Without This Book," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unwarlike

1590, in the meaning defined above

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“Unwarlike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwarlike. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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