Definition of peaceable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpiːsəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpiːsəbl//
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  1. 1not involving or causing argument or violence synonym peaceful A peaceable settlement has been reached.
  2. 2not liking to argue; wishing to live in peace with others synonym peaceful, calm a peaceable character I like to think of myself as a peaceable man. They sat in peaceable silence. (= they were not arguing).
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French peisible, alteration of plaisible, from late Latin placibilis ‘pleasing’, from Latin placere ‘to please’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: peaceable