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peaceful

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈpis·fəl/ us  
free from war or violence: The US is promoting a peaceful and rapid solution to the present crisis.
calm and quiet; free from worries or annoyances: It’s so peaceful by the lake.
peacefully
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈpis·fə·li/ us  
She died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 90.
peacefulness
noun [U]  /ˈpis·fəl·nəs/ us  
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