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adjective peaceful pronunciation in British English /ˈpiːsf(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    not involving war or violence

    talks aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the crisis

    Our two nations have enjoyed several decades of peaceful coexistence.

    The protests were mostly peaceful.

    the peaceful use of nuclear energy

    1. a.
      not willing to take part in war or violence

      a peaceful nation

  2. 2
    calm and quiet

    The hotel is set in peaceful surroundings.

    The baby looks so peaceful when he’s sleeping.

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