Definition of peaceable in English:

peaceable

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːsəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

peaceableness

noun
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  • Indologists like to extrapolate the peaceableness of the Hindus from a (often slightly orientalist) reading of philosophical texts.
  • What leads to peace is not violence but peaceableness, which is not passivity, but an alert, informed, practiced, and active state of being.
  • This is the basis of a civilised society in which secular law is enforced rarely because responsibility and peaceableness has been written on the hearts of the citizens.

peaceably

adverb
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  • There is also no chance that we will ever see the error of our ways and live peaceably in harmony with one another.
  • The only way we could have peaceably lived together would have been for me to pretend this wasn't happening.
  • That said, it is Western values that have allowed people of different religions, cultures, and ethnicities to live together peaceably.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French peisible, alteration of plaisible, from late Latin placibilis 'pleasing', from Latin placere 'to please'.

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