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
Related formstran·quil·ly, adverbtran·quil·ness, nounun·tran·quil, adjectiveun·tran·quil·ly, adverbun·tran·quil·ness, noun

Synonyms for tranquil

1. See peaceful.

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calm, peaceful or quiet
Derived Formstranquilly, adverbtranquilness, noun

Word Origin for tranquil

C17: from Latin tranquillus
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Word Origin and History for tranquil

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

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