at peace

at peace
A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [at pees]
    • /æt pis/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [at pees]
    • /æt pis/

Definitions of at peace words

  • noun at peace in a state of harmony or friendship 3
  • noun at peace in a state of serenity 3
  • noun at peace dead 3
  • noun at peace free from war 3
  • noun at peace quiet; in repose 3
  • noun at peace the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world. 1

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Origin of at peace

First appearance:

before 1125
One of the 6% oldest English words
1125-75; Middle English pes < Old French, variant of pais < Latin pax (stem pāc-); akin to pact

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Parts of speech for At peace


at peace popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for at peace

adj at peace

  • serene — calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled: a serene landscape; serene old age.
  • slow — moving or proceeding with little or less than usual speed or velocity: a slow train.
  • smooth — free from projections or unevenness of surface; not rough: smooth wood; a smooth road.
  • soothing — that soothes: a soothing voice.
  • mild — amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.

Antonyms for at peace

adj at peace

  • agitated — If someone is agitated, they are very worried or upset, and show this in their behaviour, movements, or voice.
  • nervous — highly excitable; unnaturally or acutely uneasy or apprehensive: to become nervous under stress.
  • fierce — menacingly wild, savage, or hostile: fierce animals; a fierce look.
  • frenzied — wildly excited or enthusiastic: frenzied applause.
  • stormy — affected, characterized by, or subject to storms; tempestuous: a stormy sea.

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