peaceable

  • 1 peaceable — peace·able / pē sə bəl/ adj: marked by freedom from dispute, strife, violence, or disorder the right to peaceable assembly peaceable possession peace·ably / blē/ adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam W …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Peaceful; pacific;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 peaceable — peaceable, peaceful In general, peaceable means ‘disposed to peace, not quarrelsome’ and refers primarily to people or activities: • The visitor from beyond the planets would obtain the impression that the Earth is a very peaceable place New… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 peaceable — early 14c., from O.Fr. paisible (12c.), from pais (see PEACE (Cf. peace)). Related: Peacably …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 peaceable — *pacific, peaceful, pacifist, pacifistic, irenic Analogous words: *amicable, friendly, neighborly: *amiable, complaisant: *calm, placid, serene, tranquil Antonyms: contentious: acrimonious Contrasted words: quarrelsome, bellicose, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 peaceable — [adj] friendly, serene amiable, amicable, calm, complacent, conciliatory, gentle, irenic, mild, neighborly, nonviolent, pacific, pacificatory, pacifist, peaceful, peaceloving, placid, quiet, restful, still, tranquil; concept 548 Ant. belligerent …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 peaceable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) inclined to avoid war. 2) free from conflict; peaceful. DERIVATIVES peaceably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 peaceable — [pēs′ə bəl] adj. [ME peisible < OFr] 1. fond of, inclined toward, or promoting peace; not quarrelsome 2. at peace; peaceful peaceableness n. peaceably adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 peaceable — peaceableness, n. peaceably, adv. /pee seuh beuhl/, adj. 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… …

    Universalium

  • 10 peaceable — peace|a|ble [ˈpi:səbəl] adj literary 1.) someone who is peaceable does not like fighting or arguing →↑pacifist ≠ ↑violent, aggressive ↑aggressive ▪ He s always been a very peaceable man. 2.) a peaceable situation or way of doing something is calm …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 peaceable — [[t]pi͟ːsəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED 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... John was always so extraordinarily… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 peaceable — adjective 1 a situation or way of doing something that is peaceable is calm, without any violence or fighting 2 someone who is peaceable dislikes arguing peaceably adverb: The two tribes live peaceably together …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 peaceable — adjective 1) a peaceable man Syn: peace loving, nonviolent, nonaggressive, easygoing, placid, gentle, inoffensive, good natured, even tempered, amiable, amicable, friendly, affable, genial, pacific, dovelike, dovish …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 peaceable — /ˈpisəbəl/ (say peesuhbuhl) adjective 1. disposed to peace; inclined to avoid strife or dissension: peaceable intentions. 2. peaceful: a peaceable adjustment. –peaceableness, noun –peaceably, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 peaceable — adjective a) In favour of peace. Though unusual in the Dublin area he knew that it was not by any means unknown for desperadoes who had next to nothing to live on to be abroad waylaying and generally terrorising peaceable pedestrians by placing a …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 peaceable — peace|a|ble [ p:səbl ] adjective behaving or happening in a way that avoids arguments and violence: a peaceable crowd/protest ╾ peace|a|bly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 peaceable —  , peaceful  Peaceful means tranquil and serene. Peaceable is a disposition toward the state of peacefulness …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 18 peaceable — UK [ˈpiːsəb(ə)l] / US [ˈpɪsəb(ə)l] adjective behaving or happening in a way that avoids arguments and violence a peaceable crowd/protest Derived word: peaceably adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 19 peaceable — 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 peaceable — Synonyms and related words: agreeable, amiable, amicable, at peace, at rest, bland, bloodless, broken, brotherly, calm, chastened, civil, civilian, cloistered, compatible, complaisant, conciliatory, concordant, congenial, cool, cordial,… …

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