Peaceful vs Harmless - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between peaceful and harmless

is that peaceful is not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil while harmless is incapable of causing harm or danger.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

peaceful

English

Alternative forms

* peacefull (archaic)

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Old soldiers? , passage=Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine.
  • Inclined to peace.
  • Motionless and calm.
  • Synonyms

    * (inclined to peace) peaceable, pacific * (quiet) tranquil, placid

    Antonyms

    * nonpeaceful * belligerent * violent * warring

    Derived terms

    * peaceful coexistence * peacefully * peacefulness

    harmless

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Incapable of causing harm or danger.
  • Not intended to harm; inoffensive.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite.
  • Safe.
  • Synonyms

    * benign * innocent * innocuous

    Antonyms

    * harmful

    Derived terms

    * harmlessly * harmlessness