Definition of at peace in English:

at peace


  • 1euphemistic Free from anxiety or distress.

    ‘she had felt at peace, and strangely detached’
    • ‘I enjoyed it so much and felt at peace and happy and calm.’
    • ‘I felt secure and at peace at my parents' palace.’
    • ‘And we want them to be safe, secure and at peace as well.’
    • ‘I'm feeling quiet inside, at peace, content in a way.’
    • ‘The whole time she held me I felt so at peace, so secure, so loved I didn't want to ever let her down.’
    • ‘Caring for my two pups helped me feel at peace and reduced my anxiety and depression.’
    • ‘Jane had a special fondness for gardening and was always at peace and content in her garden which she tended with such fond care.’
    • ‘Helen is placid and at peace, and very happy to see Jane.’
    • ‘All of a sudden I wanted to be where I felt calm and at peace.’
    • ‘I can catch up on my rest later when I am more at peace.’
    serene, calm, tranquil, composed, placid, at peace, at rest, at ease, in repose, reposeful, undisturbed, untroubled, unworried, unruffled, anxiety-free, content, blissful, secure
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    1. 1.1 Dead and therefore free from the difficulties of life.
      • ‘Theresa is at peace now but the rest of you are all left with the sorrow and tragedy of her death.’
      • ‘He's at peace now, free of pain, free of the longing for supernatural rescue.’
      dead, expired, departed, gone, no more, passed on, passed away
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  • 2In a state of friendliness.

    ‘a man at peace with the world’
    • ‘They would be at peace with each other and with non-Muslim nations.’
    • ‘Once we do that, we will be at peace with ourselves.’
    • ‘Just being around her best friend made her feel much more at peace with the world.’
    • ‘They began as revolutionary or radical attempts to reconstruct the world but became increasingly conservative and at peace with the world.’
    • ‘I pose that question to all of you since I firmly believe that your response will indicate whether you are at peace with God, with others and with yourself.’
    • ‘American courts tend to recognize and protect our right to travel to and in countries at peace with us, and they have had good reason to do so.’
    • ‘This image is not one of a warrior with anti-imperialist ideals, but of a civilized leader at peace with the West.’
    • ‘I pray that we will live harmoniously and at peace with one another, regardless of which tradition or path we follow.’
    • ‘It was a tolerant place, where the Orthodox Christian majority lived at peace with its small Muslim minorities (as it still does).’
    • ‘I do not wish to quarrel with them, but to live as I have always done, at peace with them.’
    harmonious, at peace, strife-free, peaceable, conflict-free, on good terms, amicable, friendly, cordial, non-violent, unwarlike
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