- inclined or disposed to avoid strife or dissension; not argumentative or hostile: a peaceable person; a peaceable disposition.
- peaceful; tranquil: in peaceable periods; a peaceable adjustment of a dispute.
Origin of peaceable
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1. amicable, friendly, amiable.
1. quarrelsome, hostile.
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Examples from the Web for peaceable
Most Muslims, like most people everywhere, are peaceable and law-abiding.Can We Lose the Violent Muslim Cliché?
October 12, 2014
His peaceable farmsteads may never have existed, but the ideals they appeal to are very much with us.Thomas Kinkade’s Paintings Embody an American Vision Missed by Many Artists
April 11, 2012
Peaceable Ambrose would have remonstrated, but Stephen was implacable.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
I am peaceable, and don't get up rows with people that ain't doing nothing to me.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
"Been gone two minutes," he remarked, with a peaceable yawn.The Gentleman From Indiana
We can live in friendship with only peaceable honourable people.Freeland
It is not their want of courage that renders them so peaceable, for their valour is well known.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
- inclined towards peace
- tranquil; calm
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Word Origin and History for peaceable
early 14c., from Old French paisible "peaceful" (12c.), from pais (see peace). Related: Peacably.
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