Amicable vs Peace - What's the difference?

amicable | peace |

As an adjective amicable

is showing friendliness or goodwill.

As a noun peace is

a state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony; absence of violence for instance, a state free from civil disturbance.

As an interjection peace is

(archaic) shut up!]], [[silence|silence!; be quiet, be silent.

As a verb peace is

(neologism) to make peace; to put at peace; to be at peace.

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(en adjective)
  • Showing friendliness or goodwill.
  • They hoped to reach an amicable agreement.
    He was an amicable fellow with an easy smile.

    Usage notes

    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 “ Wordmaster: amiable, amicable]”, ''[ all songs lead back t' the sea], 23 Oct 2009, by [ NTWrong

    Derived terms

    * amicability * amicableness * amicable number * amicably





  • A state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony; absence of violence. For instance, a state free from civil disturbance.
  • * 2001 , Carol Stream, Unshaken
  • Naomi boasted in nothing but the God of Israel. And she found peace even in the midst of chaos when she went to Him in prayer.
  • A state free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions.
  • Harmony in personal relations.
  • A state free of war, in particular war between different countries.
  • * 1969 March 31, (John Lennon), Bagism Press Conference at Sacher Hotel, Vienna
  • Now, a lot of cynics have said, “Oh, it’s easy to sit in bed for seven days,” but I’d like some of them to try it, and talk for seven days about peace'. All we’re saying is give ' peace a chance.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Old soldiers? , passage=Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine.


    * (l) * See also


    * disruption * war * violence

    Derived terms

    * at peace * breach of the peace * hold one's peace * in peace * inner peace * Justice of the Peace * keep one's peace * keep the peace * kiss of peace * make peace * peaceable * peace and quiet * peace be upon him/PBUH * peace be with you * peace bond * peacebreaker * peacebuilding * Peace Corps * peace dividend * peace for our time * peaceful * peacekeeper * peacekeeping * peaceless * peacelessness * peace lily * peace-loving * peacemaker * peace march * peacemaker * peacemonger * peacenik * peace of mind * peace offering * peace out * peace pipe * peace process * peace sign * peacetime * peace treaty * Prince of Peace * rest in peace * world peace (peace)


    (en interjection)
  • (archaic) Shut up!]], [[silence, silence!; be quiet, be silent.
  • * Mark Twain
  • "Peace , my lord, thou utterest treason! Hast forgot the king's command? Remember I am party to thy crime, if I but listen."
  • (slang) Shortened form of peace out; goodbye.
  • Verb

  • (neologism) To make peace; to put at peace; to be at peace.
  • * 1997 , Yusuf Jah, Shah'Keyah Jah, Uprising , page 49:
  • Within every hood they have to be peacing with themselves. Then when you're living in peace with yourself, [...]
  • * 2006 , Wayne Grady, Bringing back the dodo: lessons in natural and unnatural history :
  • In another northern species, ptarmigan, such a see-saw pattern between warring and peacing has indeed been observed by researchers.