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tranquil

[trang-kwil] /ˈtræŋ kwɪl/
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
1595-1605; earlier tranquill < Latin tranquillus quiet, calm, still
Related forms
tranquilly, adverb
tranquilness, noun
untranquil, adjective
untranquilly, adverb
untranquilness, noun
Antonyms
1. agitated.
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  • But at each new obstacle Angelique tranquilly replied: "But why not?"

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  • "It's the nature of the beast to run crazy," pursued Kingozi tranquilly.

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  • By degrees he became so, and tranquilly walked back with me to the hotel.

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  • Boche, who was on the watch this morning, saw him tranquilly nod adieu.

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  • And tranquilly, ever since the morning, the King had been watching and waiting.

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  • "Do get in, my dear girl," said Nana tranquilly, disdaining the onlookers.

  • "Oh, there's no fear of that," Monsieur Lebigre tranquilly replied.

  • The doctor then tranquilly resumed his visits, and he took the young girl with him.

    Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for tranquilly

tranquil

/ˈtræŋkwɪl/
adjective
1.
calm, peaceful or quiet
Derived Forms
tranquilly, adverb
tranquilness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin tranquillus
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Word Origin and History for tranquilly

tranquil

adj.

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

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