Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “peaceful”

peaceful

adjective uk   /ˈpiːs.fəl/ us  

peaceful adjective (NO VIOLENCE)

B2 without violence: peaceful demonstrators She hoped the different ethnic groups in the area could live together in peaceful co-existence.

peaceful adjective (CALM)

B1 quiet and calm: a peaceful afternoon/place
peacefully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
B2 He was back in her arms and she could once again sleep peacefully.
peacefulness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
A kind of peacefulness overcame him as he stared up at the stars.
(Definition of peaceful from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of peaceful?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Peace, but you might be interested in these topics from the War, peace and fighting topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “peaceful” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More