peaceable

[ pee-suh-buhl ]
/ ˈpi sə bəl /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. peace officer,
  2. peace pipe,
  3. peace river,
  4. peace sign,
  5. peace-keeping,
  6. peaceably,
  7. peaceful,
  8. peaceful coexistence,
  9. peacefully,
  10. peacekeeper

Origin of peaceable

1300–50; Middle English pesible < Middle French paisible. See peace, -able

Related formspeace·a·ble·ness, nounpeace·a·bly, adverbun·peace·a·ble, adjectiveun·peace·a·bly, adverb

Can be confusedpeaceable peaceful (see synonym study at peaceful)

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British Dictionary definitions for peaceable

peaceable

/ (ˈpiːsəbəl) /

adjective

inclined towards peace
tranquil; calm
Derived Formspeaceableness, nounpeaceably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for peaceable

peaceable

adj.

early 14c., from Old French paisible "peaceful" (12c.), from pais (see peace). Related: Peacably.

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