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[ pees-fuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF peaceful

Synonyms for peaceful

  • amicable
  • bloodless
  • calm
  • harmonious
  • neutral
  • nonviolent
  • peace-loving
  • placid
  • quiet
  • smooth
  • steady
  • tranquil
  • peaceable
  • all quiet
  • at peace
  • collected
  • composed
  • constant
  • easeful
  • equable
  • free from strife
  • gentle
  • halcyon
  • irenic
  • level
  • mellow
  • neutralist
  • nonbelligerent
  • on friendly terms
  • on good terms
  • pacifistic
  • placatory
  • restful
  • sociable
  • still
  • undisturbed
  • unruffled
  • untroubled
  • without hostility
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Antonyms for peaceful

  • agitated
  • broken
  • excited
  • intermittent
  • loud
  • noisy
  • rough
  • turbulent
  • unfriendly
  • violent
  • wild
  • clamorous
  • disturbed
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PEACEFUL

A rapid walk soon restored the maidens to their own peaceful homes.

They had no children and this settlement assured them a peaceful old age.

The world beholds the peaceful triumphs of the industry of our emigrants.

And yet it was a coward's blow, and one to stir the blood and loose the tongue of the most peaceful.

I am a peaceful trader, and I am not wont to be so shouted at upon so small a matter.

She approached the bed, to discover if Mary's sleep were peaceful.

He would, he said, do his utmost to secure the peaceful passage of the troops.

It is a peaceful place, and more like an English county town than most of its friends.

She did not go back to the sitting-room and her peaceful knitting.

What was it that wrought this peaceful wonder of the sixteenth century?

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "inclined to peace, friendly, pacific," from peace + -ful. Meaning "tranquil, calm, full of peace" is from mid-14c. In reference to nonviolent methods of effecting social change, it is attested from 1876. Related: Peacefully; peacefulness. Peaceful coexistence (1920) originally was in regard to Soviet policy toward the capitalist West.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PEACEFUL

amicable

adjectivefriendly, especially regarding an agreement
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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