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peaceful

[ pees-fuhl ]
/ ˈpis fəl /
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adjective

characterized by peace; free from war, strife, commotion, violence, or disorder: a peaceful reign;a peaceful demonstration.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a state or time of peace.
peaceable; not argumentative, quarrelsome, or hostile: a peaceful disposition.

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Origin of peaceful

First recorded in 1250–1300, peaceful is from the Middle English word pesful; see peace, -ful

synonym study for peaceful

1. Peaceful, placid, serene, tranquil refer to what is characterized by lack of strife or agitation. Peaceful today is rarely applied to persons; it refers to situations, scenes, and activities free of disturbances or, occasionally, of warfare: a peaceful life. Placid, serene, tranquil are used mainly of persons; when used of things (usually elements of nature) there is a touch of personification. Placid suggests an unruffled calm that verges on complacency: a placid disposition; a placid stream. Serene is a somewhat nobler word; when used of persons it suggests dignity, composure, and graciousness: a serene old man; when applied to nature there is a suggestion of mellowness: the serene landscapes of autumn. Tranquil implies a command of emotions, often because of strong faith, which keeps one unagitated even in the midst of excitement or danger.

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British Dictionary definitions for peaceful

peaceful
/ (ˈpiːsfʊl) /

adjective

not in a state of war or disagreement
tranquil; calm
not involving violencepeaceful picketing
of, relating to, or in accord with a time of peacepeaceful uses of atomic energy
inclined towards peace

Derived forms of peaceful

peacefully, adverbpeacefulness, noun
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