from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Discord; simmering conflict; a state often preluding war.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack or absence of peace: the opposite of peacefulness.
When a meditator becomes enlightened, he explained, "all suffering will cease, all agony will go, and all peacelessness and misery of life will simply disappear."
Perhaps it is a reaction to the helter-skelter life we all lead; the peacelessness of modernity constantly striving to deny us nature's calm and forcing us to believe that we are apart from nature, not a part of it.