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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [puh-sif-ik]
    • /pəˈsɪf ɪk/
    • /pəˈsɪf.ɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [puh-sif-ik]
    • /pəˈsɪf ɪk/

Definitions of pacific word

  • adjective pacific tending to make or preserve peace; conciliatory: pacific overtures. 1
  • adjective pacific not warlike; peaceable; mild: a pacific disposition. 1
  • adjective pacific at peace; peaceful: a pacific era in history. 1
  • adjective pacific calm; tranquil: The Wabash is a pacific river. 1
  • adjective pacific (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Pacific Ocean. 1
  • adjective pacific (initial capital letter) of or relating to the region bordering on the Pacific Ocean: the Pacific states. 1

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Origin of pacific

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
1540-50; < Latin pācificus literally, peacemaking, equivalent to pāci- (combining form of pāx) peace + -ficus -fic

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Parts of speech for Pacific


pacific popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

pacific usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for pacific

adj pacific

  • abstinent — forbearance from any indulgence of appetite, especially from the use of alcoholic beverages: total abstinence.
  • amicable — When people have an amicable relationship, they are pleasant to each other and solve their problems without quarrelling.
  • at ease — If you are at ease, you are feeling confident and relaxed, and are able to talk to people without feeling nervous or anxious. If you put someone at their ease, you make them feel at ease.
  • at peace — in a state of harmony or friendship
  • at rest — not moving; still

adjective pacific

  • dovelike — Similar to a dove.
  • forbearant — Forbearing.
  • hardboiled — Alternative spelling of hard-boiled.
  • hushful — Full of, pervaded by, or characteristic of stillness or silence; tending to hush to rest.
  • nonviolent — not violent; free of violence.

Antonyms for pacific

adj pacific

  • bellicose — You use bellicose to refer to aggressive actions or behaviour that are likely to start an argument or a fight.

adjective pacific

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