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peace·a·ble / ˈpēsəbəl/ • adj. inclined to avoid argument or violent conflict: they were famed as an industrious, peaceable, practical people. ∎  free from argument or conflict; peaceful: the mainly peaceable daily demonstrations for democratic reform.DERIVATIVES: peace·a·ble·ness n.peace·a·bly / -blē/ adv.ORIGIN: Middle English: from Old French peisible, alteration of plaisible, from late Latin placibilis ‘pleasing,’ from Latin placere ‘to please.’