Amicable vs Peaceable - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between amicable and peaceable
is that amicable
is showing friendliness or goodwill while peaceable
is favouring peace rather than conflict; not aggressive, tending to avoid violence (of people, actions etc).
Showing friendliness or goodwill.
- They hoped to reach an amicable agreement.
- He was an amicable fellow with an easy smile.
Amicable is particularly used of relationships or agreements (especially legal proceedings, such as divorce), with meaning ranging from simply “not quarrelsome, mutually consenting” to “quite friendly”. By contrast, the similar term amiable is especially used to mean “pleasant, lovable”, such as an “amiable smile”.
[The Penguin Wordmaster Dictionary,'' Martin Manser and Nigel Turton, eds., 1987, cited in “ ]
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* amicable number
Favouring peace rather than conflict; not aggressive, tending to avoid violence (of people, actions etc.).
* 1999 , Faisal Bodi, The Guardian , 29 Dec 1999:
* 2011 , ‘Feeling understandably twitchy’, The Economist , 8 Feb 2011:
- But in the Muslim world we are dealing with regimes who have banished, imprisoned, silenced or neutralised all opposition, even where this is entirely peaceable .
Characterized by peace; peaceful, tranquil.
* , Episode 16:
- But if you talk to people here privately, they suggest there are three possible scenarios. The first (intended to sound incredible) is that Israel’s biggest neighbour will be transformed into a peaceable , pluralist democracy.
- Though unusual in the Dublin area he knew that it was not by any means unknown for desperadoes who had next to nothing to live on to be abroad waylaying and generally terrorising peaceable pedestrians by placing a pistol at their head [...].