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peaceful

adjective peace·ful \ˈpēs-fəl\

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

: not fighting a war

: not involving violence or force

Full Definition of PEACEFUL

1
:  peaceable 1
2
:  untroubled by conflict, agitation, or commotion :  quiet, tranquil
3
:  of or relating to a state or time of peace
4
:  devoid of violence or force
peace·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
peace·ful·ness noun
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Examples of PEACEFUL

  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.

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>.
PEACEFULLY Defined for Kids

peaceful

adjective peace·ful \ˈpēs-fəl\

Definition of PEACEFUL for Kids

1
:  not easily moved to argue or fight <a peaceful people>
2
:  full of or enjoying quiet, calm, or freedom from disturbance
3
:  not involving fighting <Try to settle a dispute by peaceful means.>
peace·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
peace·ful·ness noun

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