views updated

peace·ful / ˈpēsfəl/ • adj. 1. free from disturbance; tranquil: everything was so quiet and peaceful in the early morning.2. not involving war or violence: a soldier was shot and seriously wounded at an otherwise peaceful demonstration. ∎  (of a person) inclined to avoid conflict; not aggressive: Dad was a peaceful, law-abiding citizen.DERIVATIVES: peace·ful·ness n.