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peaceful

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adjective peace·ful \ˈpēs-fəl\

Simple Definition of peaceful

  • : quiet and calm : without noise, excitement, etc.

  • : not fighting a war

  • : not involving violence or force

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of peaceful

  1. 1 :  peaceable 1

  2. 2 :  untroubled by conflict, agitation, or commotion :  quiet, tranquil

  3. 3 :  of or relating to a state or time of peace

  4. 4 :  devoid of violence or force

peacefully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

peacefulness

noun

Examples of peaceful in a sentence

  1. The park is so peaceful and quiet.

  2. They settled the conflict by peaceful means.

  3. We need to find a peaceful alternative to war.



14th Century

First Known Use of peaceful

14th century

Synonym Discussion of peaceful

calm, tranquil, serene, placid, peaceful mean quiet and free from disturbance. calm often implies a contrast with a foregoing or nearby state of agitation or violence <the protests ended, and the streets were calm again>. tranquil suggests a very deep quietude or composure <the tranquil beauty of a formal garden>. serene stresses an unclouded and lofty tranquillity <watched the sunset of a serene summer's evening>. placid suggests an undisturbed appearance and often implies a degree of complacency <remained placid despite the criticism>. peaceful implies a state of repose in contrast with or following strife or turmoil <grown peaceful in old age>.

PEACEFUL Defined for Kids

peaceful

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adjective peace·ful \ˈpēs-fəl\

Definition of peaceful for Students

  1. 1 :  not easily moved to argue or fight <a peaceful people>

  2. 2 :  full of or enjoying quiet, calm, or freedom from disturbance

  3. 3 :  not involving fighting <Try to settle a dispute by peaceful means.>

peacefully

\-fə-lē\ adverb

peacefulness

noun




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