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pacific

pa·cif·ic

pacific

pronunciation:
p sI fihk
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: mild, pleasant, and undisturbed; peaceful.
a pacific country scene
synonyms:
halcyon, peaceful, serene, tranquil
similar words:
calm, gentle, mild, placid, pleasant, quiet, restful, smooth, soothing, still, undisturbed
definition 2: peacemaking or conciliatory.
pacific gestures
synonyms:
conciliatory, peacemaking, propitiatory
antonyms:
bellicose, combative, pugnacious, warmongering
similar words:
appeasing, diplomatic, mollifying, peaceable, soothing
definition 3: calm and unperturbed; serene.
a pacific smilea pacific nature
synonyms:
calm, composed, placid, serene, unperturbed, unruffled
similar words:
collected, cool, halcyon, limpid, peaceful, smooth, tranquil, untroubled
derivation: pacifically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word pacific contains the following part:
-fic Latin adjective-forming suffix that means making, doing, causing
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The suffix -fic occurs in adjectives that are Latin loanwords, and hence attaches to bases that are Latin noun roots. It is a form of "fer, lat2, -late".