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peaceful Line breaks: peace|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈpiːsfʊl/

Definition of peaceful in English:


1Free from disturbance; tranquil: his peaceful mood vanished
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  • Election officials reported that balloting was peaceful and largely free of problems.
  • The peaceful and tranquil room will be used by students in the school who are taking part in the programme.
  • Free speech and open discussion are crucial components of a free and peaceful society.
tranquil, calm, restful, pleasant, quiet, still, relaxing, soothing, sleepy, silent, soundless, hushed, noiseless, undisturbed, untroubled, private, secluded, solitary, isolated, free from disturbance/interruption/interference
2Not involving war or violence: a soldier was shot at an otherwise peaceful demonstration
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  • Militant anarchists intent on violence broke away from peaceful demonstrators and left a trail of destruction.
  • He said his party is against all sort of violence and demands the peaceful resolution to the issue.
  • Also, I think people did respond to police violence against peaceful protests.
2.1(Of a person) inclined to avoid conflict: Dad was a peaceful, law-abiding citizen
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  • The vast majority of Muslims are peaceful citizens who contribute to the good of their societies.
  • It's amazing how the mob mentality took over thousands of normally peaceful people.
  • Is it vent of rage against many peaceful people who have done nothing to him?


Pronunciation: /ˈpiːsfʊlnəs/
Example sentences
  • I happen to be one of those women for whom pregnancy has brought a welcome calm and relative peacefulness.
  • I would like to enjoy the tranquility and peacefulness before it is broken by the sounds of daily life.
  • Occasionally I come across someone who has an extraordinary inner serenity, a real stillness and peacefulness.
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