Definition of peaceful in English:

peaceful

adjective

  • 1Free from disturbance; tranquil.

    ‘his peaceful mood vanished’
    • ‘A peaceful, relaxing environment, free of interruptions and disturbances, is best.’
    • ‘This tranquil and peaceful haven is home to some of the largest and rarest trees and shrubs in England.’
    • ‘The cave remains a peaceful and secluded place, surrounded by pine forest.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I have finally found some peaceful, stress free time to actually do some worship.’
    • ‘Listening to a flowing creek may be just the thing for relaxing on a peaceful afternoon.’
    • ‘There is great value in the splendid isolation of a quiet walk along a peaceful river.’
    • ‘Free speech and open discussion are crucial components of a free and peaceful society.’
    • ‘A central patio with a lush garden and a small pond creates a peaceful mood in the midst of a busy city.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The couple have created a peaceful, restful place, with a wide range of colourful flowers.’
    • ‘We were lucky to secure a seafront apartment and our row of apartments had a peaceful and relaxing ambience.’
    • ‘It was not as peaceful and relaxing as we were led to believe it would be.’
    • ‘Election officials reported that balloting was peaceful and largely free of problems.’
    • ‘The only way in was by boat, making the countryside all the more peaceful and tranquil.’
    • ‘It was calm, peaceful and relaxing but Natalie felt the total opposite.’
    • ‘It's so quiet and peaceful it is hard to believe there's a hectic Indian city on the other side of the walls.’
    • ‘The peaceful and tranquil room will be used by students in the school who are taking part in the programme.’
    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’
    • ‘Militant anarchists intent on violence broke away from peaceful demonstrators and left a trail of destruction.’
    • ‘He said his party is against all sort of violence and demands the peaceful resolution to the issue.’
    • ‘She still has powerful words of wisdom about the need to find peaceful means to resolve conflict.’
    • ‘He has vowed to end the conflict by peaceful or military means.’
    • ‘There have been a number of examples of peaceful conflict resolution in places that have been hot spots for decades.’
    • ‘Under such circumstances, a peaceful reunification of Europe would never have taken place.’
    • ‘I think we'll actually see some peaceful resolution in a very short term.’
    • ‘The voting process was peaceful, and people eventually accepted the results.’
    • ‘Everywhere, struggles over the land, whether peaceful or violent, shaped political attitudes.’
    • ‘We demonstrated against the broadcast and our demonstrations were peaceful.’
    • ‘However, it is also our responsibility to argue for prevention of violence and peaceful resolution of conflict.’
    • ‘Yet there was clear evidence that the demonstrations were good-natured and peaceful.’
    • ‘Unitarians believe there should be peaceful co-existence between nations as well as between people.’
    • ‘In short, it rules out anything that would disturb peaceful trade among individuals.’
    • ‘We urge all the campaigners, young and old, to stay calm and keep their demonstrations peaceful and responsible.’
    • ‘The only stable government is one that allows for a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Also, I think people did respond to police violence against peaceful protests.’
    • ‘We have to address our differences not through violent means but with dialogue and peaceful debate.’
    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’
      • ‘Please help us expose this extreme, undemocratic and brutal attack on peaceful citizens.’
      • ‘The vast majority of Muslims are peaceful citizens who contribute to the good of their societies.’
      • ‘Suddenly an Army jeep appeared from around the bend, speeding crazily through the peaceful crowd.’
      • ‘This is a shame as most of them I meet are peaceful and friendly and very interested in the West.’
      • ‘He was a relatively peaceful man and I have no idea why he let his creature do what it did.’
      • ‘All his life he was a quiet, gentle and peaceful man and he departed this life in the same manner.’
      • ‘This should be a great day for the city with peaceful fans wanting to watch their teams play.’
      • ‘Some of the footage was of a tribe called the South Fore, who were a peaceful and friendly people.’
      • ‘What can peaceful Russian citizens do to help in the fight against terrorism?’
      • ‘The majority like the Swindon Muslim community are law abiding and peaceful.’
      • ‘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 others in this country are descendants of mass murderers or peaceful immigrants.’
      • ‘It's amazing how the mob mentality took over thousands of normally peaceful people.’
      • ‘It is that too many people are not peaceful, and we still need the military to keep the peace between them.’
      • ‘They're trying to destroy peaceful, loving people who just want to relax.’
      • ‘Not that I'm advocating the formation of a violent, angry mob rather than a peaceful crowd of protesters.’

Pronunciation

peaceful

/ˈpiːsf(ə)l//ˈpiːsfʊl/