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Not disposed towards war or hostilities.‘many insisted that such an unwarlike people could never make good soldiers’
peace-loving, non-belligerent, non-violent, non-combative, non-aggressive, conflict-free, easy, easy-going, placid, gentle, meek, mild, inoffensive, good-natured, even-tempered, amiable, amicable, friendly, affable, genial, civil, cooperative, conciliatory, pacific, pacifist, anti-war, dovelike, dovishView synonyms
- ‘Instead it sets its value on the ‘individual, hence its unwarlike character since war is essentially a collective activity’.’
- ‘Thus little in Othello violates the impression of a soft, unwarlike culture.’
- ‘Unfortunately, it mimics its own unwarlike Italian soldiers by paddling in the shallows of fun and prettiness, ignoring war, death and drama for as long as possible.’
- ‘As my older readers may recollect, a great favourite of the Left in the 1970s was the ‘Tasaday’ - a ‘lost’ primitive tribe in the Philippines that was found to be very gentle and unwarlike.’
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