Definition of Peaceful

1. Adjective. Not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war. "Peaceful sleep"




2. Adjective. Peacefully resistant in response to injustice. "Passive resistance"
Exact synonyms: Passive
Similar to: Nonviolent
Derivative terms: Passiveness, Peacefulness

Definition of Peaceful

1. a. 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.

Definition of Peaceful

1. Adjective. not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil ¹

2. Adjective. inclined to peace ¹

3. Adjective. motionless and calm ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peaceful

1. undisturbed; calm [adj -FULLER, -FULLEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peaceful

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peacebreakers
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peaceful (current term)
peaceful coexistence
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Literary usage of Peaceful

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1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Enough, I sought to drive away The lazy hours of peaceful day; Slight cause will then suffice to guide 80 A Knight's free footsteps far ..."

2. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1908)
"CONVENTION FOR THE peaceful ADJUSTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL ... or convention for the peaceful adjustment of international differences, of 1899, consisting of ..."

3. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"... United States which finds expression in the Monroe Doctrine,1 with existing or future defensive alliances, guarantee treaties, and the like. peaceful ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Both those cities he entered as a peaceful conqueror. In his last days he gave Mantes to the flames, and enjoyed the sight, when he had no wrong to avenge ..."

5. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1893)
"Our reflections had already acquired a historical remoteness from the scenes we had left, and we ourselves essayed to sing: — Ah, 't is in vain the peaceful ..."

6. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1893)
"... and we ourselves essayed to sing: — Ah, 't is in vain the peaceful din That wakes the ignoble town, Not thus did braver spirits win A patriot's renown. ..."

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