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peaceable

[pee-suh-buh l] /ˈpi sə bəl/
adjective
1.
inclined or disposed to avoid strife or dissension; not argumentative or hostile:
a peaceable person; a peaceable disposition.
2.
peaceful; tranquil:
in peaceable periods; a peaceable adjustment of a dispute.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English pesible < Middle French paisible. See peace, -able
Related forms
peaceableness, noun
peaceably, adverb
unpeaceable, adjective
unpeaceably, adverb
Can be confused
peaceable, peaceful (see synonym study at peaceful)
Synonyms
1. amicable, friendly, amiable.
Antonyms
1. quarrelsome, hostile.
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British Dictionary definitions for peaceably

peaceable

/ˈpiːsəbəl/
adjective
1.
inclined towards peace
2.
tranquil; calm
Derived Forms
peaceableness, noun
peaceably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for peaceably

peaceable

adj.

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

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