- free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm: a tranquil country place.
- 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
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1. See peaceful.
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But at each new obstacle Angelique tranquilly replied: "But why not?"The Dream
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By degrees he became so, and tranquilly walked back with me to the hotel.The Uncommercial Traveller
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And tranquilly, ever since the morning, the King had been watching and waiting.The Downfall
- calm, peaceful or quiet
C17: from Latin tranquillus
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Word Origin and History for tranquilly
mid-15c., from Latin tranquillus "quiet" (see tranquility). Related: Tranquilly.
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