AskDefine | Define peaceable

Dictionary Definition

peaceable adj
1 inclined or disposed to peace; "they met in a peaceable spirit"; "peace-loving citizens" [syn: peace-loving]
2 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]

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Etymology

From placibilis, later conformed to peace + -able

Adjective

  1. in favour of peace
  2. characterized by peace; peaceful

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