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peace

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of peace

  1. 1 a state without war <after a long and bitter war, the troubled region finally achieved peace> Synonyms peacefulness Related Words accord, amity, concord, harmony; calm, quiet, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, stability; pacification Near Antonyms conflict, contention, discord, dissidence, strife, trouble; tumult, turmoil, unrest, upheaval; fighting, warfare; action, battle, combat Antonyms war

  2. 2 freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions <a light, humorous novel that is good for putting my mind at peace right before I go to sleep> Synonyms calm, calmness, heartsease, peacefulness, placidity, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility) Related Words content, contentment, ease; comfort, consolation, relief, solace; quiet, quietude, repose Near Antonyms care, concern, perturbation; strain, stress, tenseness, tension; consternation, desperateness, desperation, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, jitters, jumpiness, nervousness; fear, fearfulness, torment, upset; doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertainty Antonyms agitation, alarm (also alarum), anguish, anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, uneasiness, vexation, worry

  3. 3 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance <the eerie peace after a tornado> Synonyms calmness, hush, calm, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietness, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility)Related Words lull, pause, respite; silence; mildness, soothingness; comity, concord, harmony; casualness, easygoingness, informality, laid-backness, relaxednessNear Antonyms clamor, din, noise, racketAntonyms bustle, commotion, hubbub, hurly-burly, pandemonium, tumult, turmoil, unquietness, unrest, uproar

  4. 4 peaceful coexistence <can't we all just live in peace?> Synonyms chime, comity, compatibility, concord, harmonyRelated Words amity, companionship, compatibleness, congeniality, fellowship, fraternization, friendship; collaboration, reciprocity, symbiosis; agreement, consensus, unanimity; cohesion, cohesiveness, unity; affinity, connection, empathy, kinship, oneness, rapport, solidarity, sympathy, understanding; peacefulness, sereneness, serenity, sweetness and light, tranquillity (or tranquility)Near Antonyms antagonism, antipathy, enmity, hatred, hostility, unfriendliness; alienation, breach, divorce, estrangement, rupture, schism, scission, severance; dissent, dissidence; anarchy, disorder, disturbance, strife, turmoilAntonyms conflict, discord, dissension (also dissention), variance





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