Definition of peaceful in English:

peaceful

adjective

  • 1Free from disturbance; tranquil.

    ‘his peaceful mood vanished’
    • ‘It was calm, peaceful and relaxing but Natalie felt the total opposite.’
    • ‘This tranquil and peaceful haven is home to some of the largest and rarest trees and shrubs in England.’
    • ‘A central patio with a lush garden and a small pond creates a peaceful mood in the midst of a busy city.’
    • ‘There is great value in the splendid isolation of a quiet walk along a peaceful river.’
    • ‘I have finally found some peaceful, stress free time to actually do some worship.’
    • ‘It did help me sleep, and also left me feeling rather peaceful and pleasant as I drifted off.’
    • ‘Sitting there and throwing out a line, you can enjoy a peaceful day without being disturbed.’
    • ‘It was not as peaceful and relaxing as we were led to believe it would be.’
    • ‘So, if someone asked you to visualise somewhere peaceful and relaxing, where would you take yourself?’
    • ‘Melody was shocked to hear such a crashing sound in a place so quiet and peaceful.’
    • ‘Listening to a flowing creek may be just the thing for relaxing on a peaceful afternoon.’
    • ‘The peaceful and tranquil room will be used by students in the school who are taking part in the programme.’
    • ‘Election officials reported that balloting was peaceful and largely free of problems.’
    • ‘A peaceful, relaxing environment, free of interruptions and disturbances, is best.’
    • ‘Free speech and open discussion are crucial components of a free and peaceful society.’
    • ‘The couple have created a peaceful, restful place, with a wide range of colourful flowers.’
    • ‘The cave remains a peaceful and secluded place, surrounded by pine forest.’
    • ‘The only way in was by boat, making the countryside all the more peaceful and tranquil.’
    • ‘It's so quiet and peaceful it is hard to believe there's a hectic Indian city on the other side of the walls.’
    • ‘We were lucky to secure a seafront apartment and our row of apartments had a peaceful and relaxing ambience.’
    tranquil, calm, restful, pleasant, quiet, still, relaxing, soothing, sleepy, silent, soundless, hushed, noiseless, undisturbed, untroubled, private, secluded, solitary, isolated, free from disturbance, free from interference, free from interruption
    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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  • 2Not involving war or violence.

    ‘a soldier was shot at an otherwise peaceful demonstration’
    • ‘She still has powerful words of wisdom about the need to find peaceful means to resolve conflict.’
    • ‘There have been a number of examples of peaceful conflict resolution in places that have been hot spots for decades.’
    • ‘We have to address our differences not through violent means but with dialogue and peaceful debate.’
    • ‘Unitarians believe there should be peaceful co-existence between nations as well as between people.’
    • ‘We urge all the campaigners, young and old, to stay calm and keep their demonstrations peaceful and responsible.’
    • ‘We demonstrated against the broadcast and our demonstrations were peaceful.’
    • ‘The voting process was peaceful, and people eventually accepted the results.’
    • ‘Also, I think people did respond to police violence against peaceful protests.’
    • ‘Everywhere, struggles over the land, whether peaceful or violent, shaped political attitudes.’
    • ‘I think we'll actually see some peaceful resolution in a very short term.’
    • ‘Under such circumstances, a peaceful reunification of Europe would never have taken place.’
    • ‘The only stable government is one that allows for a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.’
    • ‘However, it is also our responsibility to argue for prevention of violence and peaceful resolution of conflict.’
    • ‘If you are going to a peaceful demonstration, why do you need to prepare legal strategies for arrests?’
    • ‘The demonstration was peaceful and there was minimal disruption to traffic.’
    • ‘He has vowed to end the conflict by peaceful or military means.’
    • ‘In short, it rules out anything that would disturb peaceful trade among individuals.’
    • ‘Militant anarchists intent on violence broke away from peaceful demonstrators and left a trail of destruction.’
    • ‘Yet there was clear evidence that the demonstrations were good-natured and peaceful.’
    • ‘He said his party is against all sort of violence and demands the peaceful resolution to the issue.’
    harmonious, at peace, strife-free, peaceable, conflict-free, on good terms, amicable, friendly, cordial, non-violent, unwarlike
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    1. 2.1 (of a person) inclined to avoid conflict.
      ‘Dad was a peaceful, law-abiding citizen’
      • ‘He was a relatively peaceful man and I have no idea why he let his creature do what it did.’
      • ‘They're trying to destroy peaceful, loving people who just want to relax.’
      • ‘This should be a great day for the city with peaceful fans wanting to watch their teams play.’
      • ‘It's amazing how the mob mentality took over thousands of normally peaceful people.’
      • ‘Moreover, he is keen to make known that peaceful campaigners suffer violence in the pursuit of their cause.’
      • ‘Is it vent of rage against many peaceful people who have done nothing to him?’
      • ‘All his life he was a quiet, gentle and peaceful man and he departed this life in the same manner.’
      • ‘The vast majority of Muslims are peaceful citizens who contribute to the good of their societies.’
      • ‘This is a shame as most of them I meet are peaceful and friendly and very interested in the West.’
      • ‘Some of the footage was of a tribe called the South Fore, who were a peaceful and friendly people.’
      • ‘Please help us expose this extreme, undemocratic and brutal attack on peaceful citizens.’
      • ‘What can peaceful Russian citizens do to help in the fight against terrorism?’
      • ‘Not that I'm advocating the formation of a violent, angry mob rather than a peaceful crowd of protesters.’
      • ‘It is that too many people are not peaceful, and we still need the military to keep the peace between them.’
      • ‘All others in this country are descendants of mass murderers or peaceful immigrants.’
      • ‘The majority like the Swindon Muslim community are law abiding and peaceful.’
      • ‘Suddenly an Army jeep appeared from around the bend, speeding crazily through the peaceful crowd.’

Pronunciation

peaceful

/ˈpiːsf(ə)l//ˈpiːsfʊl/