peaceful etymology

English word peaceful comes from English peace, English -ful

Detailed word origin of peaceful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
peace English (eng) A state free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions.. A state free of war, in particular war between different countries.. A state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony; absence of violence. For instance, a state free from civil disturbance.. Harmony in personal relations. (archaic) Shut up!, silence!; be quiet, be silent.. (slang) Shortened form of peace out; goodbye. (neologism) [...]
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
peaceful English (eng) Inclined to peace.. Motionless and calm.. Not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil.

Words with the same origin as peaceful

Descendants of -ful
colorful delightful disgraceful doubtful graceful grateful hateful helpful hopeful hurtful joyful meaningful merciful painful resourceful respectful rightful stressful successful suspenseful thankful truthful useful youthful