Peacefull vs. Peaceful

By Jaxson

  • Peaceful

    Peace is the concept of harmony and the absence of hostility. In a behavioral sense, peace is generally understood to be a lack of conflict and freedom from fear of violence between heterogenous social groups. Throughout history benevolent leaders have often exhibited a certain type of behavioral or political restraint, which in turn has often resulted in the establishment of regional peace or economic growth through various forms of agreements or peace treaties. Such behavioral restraint has often resulted in the de-escalation of conflicts, or in multilateral or bilateral peace talks. The avoidance of war or violent hostility is often the result of compromise, and is often initiated with thoughtful active listening and communication, which may tend to enable a greater genuine mutual understanding.

    In a psychological sense, peace is perhaps less well defined but at least of an equal value to, or of a greater value than, “behavioral peace.” Peaceful behavior has often been found to have been the result of a certain type of a “peaceful inner disposition” on the part of some. Some have expressed the belief that peace is a certain quality of inner tranquility which does not depend upon the uncertainties of daily life for its existence. The acquisition of such a “peaceful internal disposition” would seem to possibly be a valuable asset, capable of assisting in the resolution of otherwise seemingly irreconcilable competing interests.

    Such individuals are sometimes known to de-escalate conflicts or to improve emotions through compliments or generosity. Small gestures of generosity that are reciprocated may be followed with even more gestures. Benevolent generosity can eventually become a pattern that may become a lasting basis for improved relations. Peace talks often start without preconditions and preconceived notions because they are more than just negotiating opportunities. They place attention on peace itself, over and above what may have been previously perceived as the competing needs or interests of separate individuals or parties, in a way which can sometimes derive unexpected, yet beneficial results. Peace talks are sometimes also uniquely important learning opportunities for the individuals or parties involved.

  • Peacefull (adjective)

    archaic form of peaceful

  • Peaceful (adjective)

    Not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil.

  • Peaceful (adjective)

    Inclined to peace.

  • Peaceful (adjective)

    Motionless and calm.

  • Peaceful (adjective)

    free from disturbance; tranquil

    “his peaceful mood vanished”

  • Peaceful (adjective)

    not involving war or violence

    “a soldier was shot at an otherwise peaceful demonstration”

  • Peaceful (adjective)

    (of a person) inclined to avoid conflict

    “Dad was a peaceful, law-abiding citizen”

Oxford Dictionary

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