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tranquil

[trang-kwil]
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adjective
  1. free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm: a tranquil country place.
  2. free from or unaffected by disturbing emotions; unagitated; serene; placid: a tranquil life.

Origin of tranquil

1595–1605; earlier tranquill < Latin tranquillus quiet, calm, still
Related formstran·quil·ly, adverbtran·quil·ness, nounun·tran·quil, adjectiveun·tran·quil·ly, adverbun·tran·quil·ness, noun

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1. See peaceful.

Antonyms

1. agitated.
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British Dictionary definitions for tranquil

tranquil

adjective
  1. calm, peaceful or quiet
Derived Formstranquilly, adverbtranquilness, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin tranquillus
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Word Origin and History for tranquil

adj.

mid-15c., from Latin tranquillus "quiet" (see tranquility). Related: Tranquilly.

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