Peaceful vs Sedate - What's the difference?

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Peaceful is a related term of sedate.


As adjectives the difference between peaceful and sedate

is that peaceful is not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil while sedate is in a composed and temperate state.

As a verb sedate is

to tranquilize by giving a sedative; to calm; to soothe; to induce sleep.

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

    sedate

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • in a composed and temperate state.
  • Verb

    (sedat)
  • to tranquilize by giving a sedative; to calm; to soothe; to induce sleep.
  • Anagrams

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