Definition of peaceful
1 : peaceable 1 <They are a peaceful people.>
3 : of or relating to a state or time of peace < … the feasibility of creating a peaceful world order. — Alan Tonelson>
4 : devoid of violence or force <The opposing groups used peaceful tactics.>
peacefullyplay \-fə-lē\ adverb
Examples of peaceful in a sentence
The park is so peaceful and quiet.
They settled the conflict by peaceful means.
We need to find a peaceful alternative to war.
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Synonym Discussion of peaceful
PEACEFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of peaceful for English Language Learners
: quiet and calm : without noise, excitement, etc.
: not fighting a war
: not involving violence or force
PEACEFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of peaceful for Students
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.>
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