Antonyms of adj peaceful

2 senses of peaceful

Sense 1
peaceful (vs. unpeaceful), peaceable -- (not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep")

unpeaceful (vs. peaceful) -- (not peaceful; "unpeaceful times"; "an unpeaceful marriage")
        => belligerent, militant, war-ridden, warring -- (engaged in war; "belligerent (or warring) nations")
        => militant, hawkish, warlike -- (disposed to warfare or hard-line policies; "militant nations"; "hawkish congressman"; "warlike policies")
        => stormy, tempestuous -- (characterized by violent emotions or behavior; "a stormy argument"; "a stormy marriage")
        => unpeaceable -- (not disposed to peace)

Sense 2
passive, peaceful -- (peacefully resistant in response to injustice; "passive resistance")

INDIRECT (VIA nonviolent) -> violent -- (acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity; "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike")

Similarity of adj peaceful

2 senses of peaceful

Sense 1
peaceful (vs. unpeaceful), peaceable -- (not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep")
       => halcyon -- (idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity; "a halcyon atmosphere")
       => irenic -- (conducive to peace; "irenic without being namby-pamby"; "an irenic attitude toward former antagonists")
       => nonbelligerent -- (not directly at war; "nonbelligerent nations")
       => pacific, peaceable -- (disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature; "the pacific temper seeks to settle disputes on grounds of justice rather than by force"; "a quiet and peaceable person"; "in a peaceable and orderly manner")
       => pacifist (prenominal), pacifistic, dovish -- (opposed to war)
       => peaceable, peace-loving -- (inclined or disposed to peace; "they met in a peaceable spirit"; "peace-loving citizens")
          Also See-> amicable#1; nonviolent#1; quiet#1; unaggressive#1, nonaggressive#1

Sense 2
passive, peaceful -- (peacefully resistant in response to injustice; "passive resistance")
       => nonviolent (vs. violent) -- (abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence)

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