Peaceful vs Level-headed - What's the difference?

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Peaceful is a related term of level-headed.


As adjectives the difference between peaceful and level-headed

is that peaceful is not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil while level-headed is (idiomatic) sensible; rational; possessing sound judgment.

peaceful

English

Alternative forms

* peacefull (archaic)

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil.
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  • 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

    level-headed

    English

    Alternative forms

    * level headed, levelheaded

    Adjective

  • (idiomatic) Sensible; rational; possessing sound judgment.
  • * 1909 , , The Foreigner , ch. 7:
  • I urge you to weigh calmly, deliberately, as cool, level-headed Canadians, the evidence produced by the prosecution.

    Usage notes

    * Often having the connotation of remaining calm, composed, and careful, of not acting out of reflex or excessive emotion.

    Synonyms

    * calm, deliberative, stable

    Antonyms

    * fiery, hotheaded, impetuous, rash