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"peaceful" in American English

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peacefuladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈpis·fəl/
free from ​war or ​violence: The US is ​promoting a peaceful and ​rapidsolution to the ​presentcrisis.
calm and ​quiet; ​free from ​worries or annoyances: It’s so peaceful by the ​lake.
peacefully
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈpis·fə·li/
She ​died peacefully in her ​sleep at the ​age of 90.
peacefulness
noun [U]  us   /ˈpis·fəl·nəs/
(Definition of peaceful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"peaceful" in British English

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peacefuladjective

uk   /ˈpiːs.fəl/  us   /ˈpiːs.fəl/
  • peaceful adjective (NO VIOLENCE)

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

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adverb uk   /ˈpiːs.fəl.i/  us   /ˈpiːs.fəl.i/

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B2 He was back in her ​arms and she could ​once again ​sleep peacefully.
peacefulness
noun [U] uk   /ˈpiːs.fəl.nəs/  us   /ˈpiːs.fəl.nəs/
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)

"peaceful" in Business English

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peacefuladjective

uk   us   /ˈpiːsfəl/
not involving ​war or violence: peaceful demonstration/protest/resolution People have the ​right to a peaceful ​demonstration.
(Definition of peaceful from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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