Definitions

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  • adj. Not warlike.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not warlike; not fit for war; not used to war; not military.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ warlike

Examples

  • 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.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • A military elite that depends on a subject population for grunts has a somewhat different attitude than if they are entirely unwarlike peasants.

    Cadafael, King of Gwynedd

  • Emperors, terrified at the appearance of these daring inhabitants of the frozen zone, had recourse to the usual policy of a rich and unwarlike people, bought with gold the service of their swords, and thus formed a corps of satellites more distinguished for valour than the famed

    Count Robert of Paris

  • These alternatives indeed had been offered to the unwarlike Greeks and Syrians; but in contending with the Western Christians, animated by a zeal as fiery as their own, and possessed of as unconquerable courage, address, and success in arms, the Saracens gradually caught a part of their manners, and especially of those chivalrous observances which were so well calculated to charm the minds of a proud and conquering people.

    The Talisman

  • Put the Lords of Arnheim, though not seeking for quarrel, were by no means unwarlike, or averse to maintaining their own defence.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Anne and her attendant were in the centre of the little body, followed by the unwarlike train of servants, while two or three experienced cavaliers brought up the rear, with strict orders to guard against surprise.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • “I see,” said Dellius, who was indeed seeing, but not sieges conducted by the most unwarlike consul Rome had ever produced.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Northern communities may be too weak, corrupt, gelatinous and unwarlike to resist Jefferson Davis and his confederates.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • The “decoder” includes among other things the assumption that the people whasisface bumped into were “unwarlike”.

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  • He succeeded, landed, managed to make some friends among some unwarlike people, and spent many months making a parasitic nuisance of himself.

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