Definition of peaceful
- They are a peaceful people.
- … the feasibility of creating a peaceful world order.
- —Alan Tonelson
- The opposing groups used peaceful tactics.
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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calm, collected, composed, cool, coolheaded, equal, level, limpid, placid, possessed, recollected, sedate, self-composed, self-possessed, serene, smooth, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unruffled, unshaken, untroubled, unworried;
: quiet and calm : without noise, excitement, etc.
: not fighting a war
: not involving violence or force
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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