♦♦♦1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Peaceful activities and situations do not involve war.
He has attempted to find a peaceful solution to the Ossetian conflict...
They emphasised that their equipment was for peaceful and not military purposes.Ant:Derived words:peacefully ADV-GRADED ADV with v
The US military expects the matter to be resolved peacefully.2) ADJ-GRADED Peaceful occasions happen without violence or serious disorder.
The farmers staged a noisy but peaceful protest outside the headquarters of the organization...
Despite the violence that preceded the elections, reports say that polling was orderly and peaceful.Ant:Derived words:peacefully ADV-GRADED ADV with v
Ten thousand people are reported to have taken part in the protest which passed off peacefully.3) ADJ-GRADED Peaceful people are not violent and try to avoid quarrelling or fighting with other people.
...warriors who killed or enslaved the peaceful farmers.Derived words:peacefully ADV-GRADED ADV with v
They've been living and working peacefully with members of various ethnic groups.4) ADJ-GRADED A peaceful place or time is quiet, calm, and free from disturbance.
...a peaceful Georgian house in the heart of Dorset...
Mornings are usually quiet and peaceful in Hueytown.Derived words:peacefully ADV-GRADED ADV after v
Except for traffic noise the night passed peacefully.5) ADJ-GRADED Someone who feels or looks peaceful feels or looks calm and free from worry.
I feel relaxed and peaceful...
The animals look peaceful and happy.Syn:worried, anxiousDerived words:peacefully ADV-GRADED
Would she wake to find Gaston sleeping peacefully at her side?
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