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Definition of "peaceful" []

  • Undisturbed by strife, turmoil, or disagreement; tranquil. See Synonyms at calm. (adjective)
  • Inclined or disposed to peace; peaceable. (adjective)
  • Of or characteristic of a condition of peace. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peaceful" in a sentence
  • "WHEN the French Communists were raising Cain in Europe they doubtless thought their idea was practically new, but thousands of years before they bore the red banner through the streets of Paris the American Indians were living quiet and peaceful communal lives on this continent; when I use the words _quiet_ and _peaceful_, I, of course, mean as regards their own particular commune and not taking into account their attitude toward their neighbors."
  • "Egypt has been upended, and I smile at the phrase "peaceful mob" as an oxymoron; all mobs contain an element of spitefulness and personal score-settling."
  • "It also presents a dilemma for the Dalai Lama, as Tibetan Buddhism doesn't permit suicide, and he doesn't condone violence in what he describes as a peaceful campaign for greater autonomy in his homeland."