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peaceful (ˈpiːsfʊl Pronunciation for peaceful



  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,

Translations for 'peaceful'

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

Example Sentences Including 'peaceful'

On New Year's Day, he called for a peaceful settlement" in accordance with the principles of international law.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Stan tried to smile, then said in wistful tones, `Actually, it's rather peaceful with Dad in jail.
Pickard, Nancy No Body
Syrian UN Ambassador Mikhail Wehbe "We have actively supported the international efforts to achieve a peaceful disarmament of Iraq.
Globe and Mail (2003)
That he brings to Tallinn a Western reporter who would write an article on peaceful Estonia!
Forbes, Colin Cover Story
The demonstration at the opening ceremony of the Palshaw Tunnel hadn't been peaceful.
Aird, Catherine A Dead Liberty
This superb estate is located in an exclusive residential development, set in secure peaceful surroundings with panoramic views.
Country Life (2005)
We have always defended people's right to legitimate and peaceful protest, but when there is violent protest, people can get hurt.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
We have within our hands already the means to a peaceful , democratic transformation.
George Monbiot THE AGE OF CONSENT (2003)
What had begun as a peaceful protest degenerated in a drunken melee, with the Queen being jostled as she moved through the foyer.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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