peaceful

peaceful
peace|ful
S3 [ˈpi:sfəl] adj
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1¦(quiet/calm)¦
2¦(no war)¦
3¦(not liking violence)¦
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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 children.
It's very peaceful out here in the woods.
2.) ¦(NO WAR)¦
not involving war, fighting, or violence
peaceful protest/demonstration
There was a large but peaceful demonstration outside the US Embassy.
peaceful solution/conclusion/settlement
We must try to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.
peaceful means/way/manner/method
a political change achieved by peaceful and democratic means
the use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes
The countries in Europe have established a peaceful co-existence (=they exist together without fighting) .
3.) ¦(NOT LIKING VIOLENCE)¦
peaceful people do not like violence and do not behave in a violent way
a noisy but peaceful group of demonstrators
>peacefully adv
She was sleeping peacefully.
>peacefulness n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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