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ˈpis fəlpeace·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peaceful, peaceableadjective

    not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war

    "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep"

  2. passive, peacefuladjective

    peacefully resistant in response to injustice

    "passive resistance"


  1. peacefuladjective

    not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil

  2. peacefuladjective

    inclined to peace

  3. peacefuladjective

    motionless and calm

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Peacefuladjective

    Etymology: peace and full.

    That rouz’d the Tyrrhene realm with loud alarms,
    And peaceful Italy involv’d in arms. Dryden.

    As one disarm’d, his anger all he lost;
    And thus with peaceful words uprais’d her soon. John Milton.

    The peaceful power that governs love repairs,
    To feast upon soft vows and silent pray’rs. Dryden.

    Succeeding monarchs heard the subjects cries,
    Nor saw displeas’d the peaceful cottage rise. Alexander Pope.


  1. Peaceful

    Peaceful indicates a state of, or inclination for, peace.


  1. peaceful

    Peaceful means having a state or quality of tranquility, absence of violence or aggression, and a harmonious or stress-free environment. It refers to a state of calmness and serenity, where people or things coexist or interact peacefully without conflict. Peaceful situations or individuals promote calmness, cooperation, and understanding, while avoiding disruption or disturbance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peacefuladjective

    possessing or enjoying peace; not disturbed by war, tumult, agitation, anxiety, or commotion; quiet; tranquil; as, a peaceful time; a peaceful country; a peaceful end

  2. Peacefuladjective

    not disposed or tending to war, tumult or agitation; pacific; mild; calm; peaceable; as, peaceful words

Editors Contribution

  1. peaceful

    The manner and feeling of peace.

    It was so peaceful being focused on the global project and having the time and space to do so.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

  2. peaceful

    To ensure an existence of peace.

    The country felt very peaceful when we visited on holidays.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'peaceful' in Adjectives Frequency: #710

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peaceful in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peaceful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of peaceful in a Sentence

  1. Yogi Hovsep kazezian:

    A Peaceful Mind, Creates a Peaceful World. Hovsep kazezian - www.Hkazezian.com

  2. Antony Blinken:

    We have concerns about some of the increased military activities in the Arctic. That increases the injuries or prospects of accidents, miscalculation, and undermines the shared goal of a peaceful and sustainable future for the region, so we have to be vigilant about that, there's been cooperation on a number of important areas, over the years on education, oil spill response, search and rescue, pollution issues, and it is our hope that that... the Arctic means an area of peaceful cooperation and peaceful collaboration.

  3. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky:

    Kharkiv is a peaceful city. There are peaceful residential areas, no military facilities. Dozens of eyewitness accounts prove that this is not a single false volley, but deliberate destruction of people : the Russians knew where they were shooting, there will definitely be an international tribunal for this crime -- it's a violation of all conventions. No one in the world will forgive you for killing peaceful Ukrainian people.

  4. Isaac Asimov:

    Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

  5. Baron Coleman:

    Using tiny clips from the thousands of hours of extemporaneous speaking that Ali Alexander produced during the 2020 election cycle seems out of context and without regard to the truth, all of Ali's rallies, to this date, remain peaceful and without incident. All of the dozens of rallies he did, all peaceful, without incident. The other ones under his care post-Election Day ; all peaceful and without incident.

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