peaceable

adjective peace·able \ ˈpē-sə-bəl \
|Updated on: 17 Aug 2018

Definition of peaceable

1 a : disposed to peace : not contentious or quarrelsome
b : quietly behaved
2 : free from strife or disorder

peaceableness

noun

peaceably

play \ˈpē-sə-blē\ adverb

Examples of peaceable in a Sentence

  1. He has a peaceable nature.

  2. The crowd dispersed in a peaceable manner.

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First Known Use of peaceable

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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PEACEABLE Defined for English Language Learners

peaceable

Definition of peaceable for English Language Learners

  • : not liking or wanting to fight or argue

  • : not involving violence or fighting


PEACEABLE Defined for Kids

peaceable

adjective peace·able \ ˈpē-sə-bəl \

Definition of peaceable for Students

1 : peaceful 1
2 : peaceful 3

Law Dictionary

peaceable

adjective peace·able \ ˈpē-sə-bəl \

legal Definition of peaceable

: marked by freedom from dispute, strife, violence, or disorder
  • the right to peaceable assembly
  • peaceable possession

peaceably

play \-blē\ adverb


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