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peaceful

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peace +‎ -ful

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peaceful (comparative peacefuller or more peaceful, superlative peacefullest or most peaceful)

  1. Not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil.
    • 2013 July 20, “Old soldiers?”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8845: 
      Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine. [] One thing that is true, though, is that murder rates have fallen over the centuries, as policing has spread and the routine carrying of weapons has diminished. Modern society may not have done anything about war. But peace is a lot more peaceful.
  2. Inclined to peace.
  3. Motionless and calm.

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