Serenity vs Peaceful - What's the difference?

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As a noun serenity

is the state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

As an adjective peaceful is

not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil.

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serenity

English

Noun

(serenities)
  • The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.
  • A lack of agitation or disturbance.
  • A title given to a reigning prince or similar dignitary.
  • Synonyms

    * sereneness * tranquility / tranquillity * harmony * peace ; title * Serene Highness

    See also

    *

    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