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[ pee-suh-buhl ]


  1. inclined or disposed to avoid strife or dissension; not argumentative or hostile: a peaceable disposition.

    a peaceable person;

    a peaceable disposition.

    Synonyms: pacifist, friendly, amicable

    Antonyms: hostile, quarrelsome

  2. in peaceable periods;

    a peaceable adjustment of a dispute.


/ ˈpiːsəbəl /


  1. inclined towards peace
  2. tranquil; calm

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Derived Forms

  • ˈpeaceableness, noun
  • ˈpeaceably, adverb
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Other Words From

  • peacea·ble·ness noun
  • peacea·bly adverb
  • un·peacea·ble adjective
  • un·peacea·bly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of peaceable1

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English pesible, from Middle French paisible; peace, -able
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Example Sentences

From there, the now peaceable moon helps stabilize our seasons and regulates our tides, circling the planet once every 27 days, 7 hours, and 43 minutes.

From Time

When behavior didn’t fit the mold, like female-dominant spotted hyenas or peaceable male pinyon jays, it was either ignored or shoehorned into existing theory.

Most Muslims, like most people everywhere, are peaceable and law-abiding.

His peaceable farmsteads may never have existed, but the ideals they appeal to are very much with us.

In various passages she is described as peaceable or perfect, and is thus presented as in Covenant.

In all other cases the elephant is very peaceable, and is not easily induced to attack human beings.

But they were generally peaceable folks, and had a great dread of going to law, especially with one of their own neighbors.

He was therefore the favourite candidate of prudent and peaceable men in every country.

And Val, in his good-nature, bore the infliction passively so long as she kept civil and peaceable.





peacepeace and quiet