peaceable

Someone or something that is peaceable tends to avoid conflict. A peaceable demonstration would most likely involve lots of protest banners instead of angry rioters.

A peaceable group of people finds non-violent ways to resolve disagreements — you could call such a group a peaceable society. This adjective is less common than the closely related peaceful. Both words come from the Old French pais, or "peace," and its Latin root pacem, "treaty of peace" or "absence of war."

Definitions of peaceable
  1. adjective
    inclined or disposed to peace
    “they met in a peaceable spirit”
    synonyms: peace-loving
    peaceful
    not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
  2. adjective
    disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature
    “a quiet and peaceable person”
    “in a peaceable and orderly manner”
    synonyms: pacific
    peaceful
    not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
  3. adjective
    not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
    synonyms: peaceful
    nonaggressive, unaggressive
    not aggressive; not given to fighting or assertiveness
    amicable
    characterized by friendship and good will
    halcyon
    idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity
    irenic
    conducive to peace
    nonbelligerent
    not directly at war
    pacific
    disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature
    dovish, pacifist, pacifistic
    opposed to war
    peace-loving
    inclined or disposed to peace
    quiet
    characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
    nonviolent
    abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence
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    Antonyms:
    unpeaceful
    not peaceful
    stormy
    (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion
    hostile
    characterized by enmity or ill will
    belligerent, militant, war-ridden, warring
    engaged in war
    hawkish, militant, warlike
    disposed to warfare or hard-line policies
    stormy, tempestuous
    characterized by violent emotions or behavior
    unpeaceable
    not disposed to peace
    violent
    acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
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