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peaceful

adjective
     
peace‧ful S3
1

quiet/calm

a peaceful time, place, or situation is quiet and calm without any worry or excitement:
We had a peaceful afternoon without the children.
It's very peaceful out here in the woods.
2

no war

not involving war, fighting, or violence
peaceful protest/demonstration
There was a large but peaceful demonstration outside the US Embassy.
peaceful solution/conclusion/settlement
We must try to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.
peaceful means/way/manner/method
a political change achieved by peaceful and democratic means
the use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes
The countries in Europe have established a peaceful co-existence (=they exist together without fighting).
3

not liking violence

peaceful people do not like violence and do not behave in a violent way [↪ non-violent]:
a noisy but peaceful group of demonstrators
peacefully adverb:
She was sleeping peacefully.
peacefulness noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: quiet WORD FOCUS: quiet
voice, sound: low , soft, muffled, hushed, subdued

place: peaceful, calm, sleepy, tranquil

completely quiet: silent, you could hear a pin drop

what you say when you want someone to be quiet: sh, shut up not polite, be quiet, keep it down BrE informal


See also
quiet

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