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; 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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