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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  inclined  or  disposed  to  peace;  "they  met  in  a  peaceable 
  spirit";  "peace-loving  citizens"  [syn:  {peace-loving}] 
  2:  disposed  to  peace  or  of  a  peaceful  nature;  "the  pacific 
  temper  seeks  to  settle  disputes  on  grounds  of  justice 
  rather  than  by  force";  "a  quiet  and  peaceable  person";  "in 
  a  peaceable  and  orderly  manner"  [syn:  {pacific}] 

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