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 \ˈpēs-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.
Recent Examples of peaceful from the Web
In the green hills east of San Francisco, a group of peaceful Sufis proposed a gigantic sanctuary in the town of Saranap.
In 2015, after a string of racist on-campus incidents rocked the University of Missouri, Missouri Students Association president Payton Head organized peaceful protests that quickly gained national attention.
Spurgeon, who spoke just before the Metro Council's Public Safety Committee held a hearing on a city proposal for a buffer zone, said any protest by his group will be peaceful.
Most of the demonstrators over three days in Hamburg were indeed peaceful.
In Poland this week, more peaceful agitators—like those dressed in costumes from the Handmaid’s Tale—made headlines.
The protest, part of an effort to convince Portman to oppose the Republican health care bill, is peaceful and police have not been called.
In fact, in one YouTube video Long dismissed the largely peaceful efforts of protesters.
To all outward appearances, the Alaska night is peaceful.
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First Known Use of peaceful
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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