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peaceful (ˈpiːsfʊl



  1. not in a state of war or disagreement
  2. tranquil; calm
  3. not involving violence   ⇒  ■ peaceful picketing
  4. of, relating to, or in accord with a time of peace   ⇒  ■ peaceful uses of atomic energy
  5. inclined towards peace

Derived Forms

ˈpeacefully  adverb
ˈpeacefulness  noun


View thesaurus entry
= friendly, at peace, harmonious, amicable, cordial, nonviolent, without hostility, free from strife, on friendly or good terms
= peace-loving, conciliatory, peaceable, placatory, irenic, pacific, unwarlike
= calm, still, quiet, gentle, pleasant, soothing, tranquil, placid, restful, chilled (informal)

Translations for 'peaceful'

  • British English: peaceful Peaceful means not involving war or violence.He has attempted to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.ˈpiːsfʊl ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: مُسَالِمٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pacífico pacífica
  • Chinese: 和平的
  • Croatian: miran mirna
  • Czech: mírový
  • Danish: fredelig
  • Dutch: vredig
  • European Spanish: pacífico pacífica
  • Finnish: rauhallinen
  • French: paisible
  • German: friedlich
  • Greek: ειρηνικός ειρηνική
  • Italian: pacifico pacifica
  • Japanese: 平和な
  • Korean: 평화로운
  • Norwegian: fredelig
  • Polish: spokojny spokojna
  • Portuguese: pacífico pacífica
  • Romanian: pașnic pașnic, pașnică, pașnici, pașnice
  • Russian: мирный мирная
  • Spanish: pacífico pacíficaen paz
  • Swedish: fridfull fridfullt
  • Thai: อย่างสงบ
  • Turkish: barışçıl
  • Ukrainian: мирний
  • Vietnamese: yên tĩnh

Example Sentences Including 'peaceful'

Stan tried to smile, then said in wistful tones, `Actually, it's rather peaceful with Dad in jail.
Pickard, Nancy No Body
The demonstration at the opening ceremony of the Palshaw Tunnel hadn't been peaceful.
Aird, Catherine A Dead Liberty
That he brings to Tallinn a Western reporter who would write an article on peaceful Estonia!
Forbes, Colin Cover Story


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