Definition of peaceful in English:


Line breaks: peace|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈpiːsfʊl
, -f(ə)l/


  • 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?



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  • 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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