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Peaceable definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PE'ACEABLE, a. Free from war, tumult or public commotion. We live in peaceable times. The reformation was introduced in a peaceable manner.
1. Free from private feuds or quarrels. The neighbors are peaceable. These men are peaceable.
2. Quiet; undisturbed; not agitated with passion. His mind is very peaceable.
3. Not violent, bloody or unnatural; as, to die a peaceable death.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: inclined or disposed to peace; "they met in a peaceable spirit"; "peace-loving citizens" [syn: peaceable, peace-loving]
2: not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep" [syn: peaceful, peaceable] [ant: unpeaceful]
3: disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature; "the pacific temper seeks to settle disputes on grounds of justice rather than by force"; "a quiet and peaceable person"; "in a peaceable and orderly manner" [syn: pacific, peaceable]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. disposed to peace ; not contentious or quarrelsome b. quietly behaved 2. marked by freedom from strife or disorder peaceableness noun peaceably adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 disposed to peace; unwarlike. 2 free from disturbance; peaceful. Derivatives: peaceableness n. peaceably adv. Etymology: ME f. OF peisible, plaisible f. LL placibilis pleasing f. L placere please

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Peaceable Peace"a*ble, a. [OE. peisible, F. paisible.] Begin in or at peace; tranquil; quiet; free from, or not disposed to, war, disorder, or excitement; not quarrelsome. -- Peace"a*ble*ness, n. -- Peace"a*bly, adv. Syn: Peaceful; pacific; tranquil; quiet; mild; undisturbed; serene; still. Usage: Peaceable, Peaceful. Peaceable describes the state of an individual, nation, etc., in reference to external hostility, attack, etc.; peaceful, in respect to internal disturbance. The former denotes ``in the spirit of peace;'' latter; ``in the possession or enjoyment of peace.'' A peaceable adjustment of difficulties; a peaceful life, scene.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Someone who is peaceable tries to avoid quarrelling or fighting with other people. (WRITTEN) ...an attempt by ruthless people to impose their will on a peaceable majority... ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Peaceful, pacific, free from war. 2. Gentle, mild, amicable, friendly, disposed to peace, inoffensive. 3. Quiet, tranquil, placid, unmoved, undisturbed, serene, peaceful, still.

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