peaceful

peaceful c.1300, "inclined to peace, friendly," from PEACE (Cf. peace) + -FUL (Cf. -ful). Meaning "tranquil, calm" is from mid-14c. In reference to nonviolent methods of effecting social change, it is attested from 1876. Peaceful coexistence (1920) originally was in regard to Soviet policy toward the capitalist West.

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  • Peaceful — Peace ful, a. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Not disposed or tending to war, tumult or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peaceful — UK US /ˈpiːsfəl/ adjective ► not involving war or violence: peaceful demonstration/protest/resolution »People have the right to a peaceful demonstration …   Financial and business terms

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  • peaceful — index dispassionate, harmonious, neutral, nonmilitant, peaceable, placid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • peaceful — 1 *calm, tranquil, serene, placid, halcyon Analogous words: *soft, gentle, mild: *still, stilly, quiet, silent, noiseless Antonyms: turbulent 2 *pacific, peaceable, pacifist, pacifistic, irenic Analogous words: compo …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • peaceful — [adj] friendly, serene all quiet, amicable, at peace, bloodless, calm, collected, composed, constant, easeful, equable, free from strife*, gentle, halcyon, harmonious, irenic, level, mellow, neutral, neutralist, nonbelligerent, nonviolent, on… …   New thesaurus

  • peaceful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) free from disturbance; calm. 2) not involving war or violence. 3) inclined to avoid conflict. DERIVATIVES peacefully adverb peacefulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • peaceful — [pēs′fəl] adj. 1. not quarrelsome; peaceable 2. characterized by peace; free from disturbance or disorder; calm; quiet; tranquil 3. of or characteristic of a time of peace SYN. CALM peacefully adv. peacefulness n …   English World dictionary

  • peaceful — [[t]pi͟ːsfʊl[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Peaceful activities and situations do not involve war. He has attempted to find a peaceful solution to the Ossetian conflict... They emphasised that their equipment was for peaceful and not military… …   English dictionary

  • peaceful — peace|ful S3 [ˈpi:sfəl] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(quiet/calm)¦ 2¦(no war)¦ 3¦(not liking violence)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(QUIET/CALM)¦ a peaceful time, place, or situation is quiet and calm without any worry or excitement ▪ We had a peaceful afternoon without the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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