serenity


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se·ren·i·ty

 (sə-rĕn′ĭ-tē)
n.
The state or quality of being serene.

serenity

(sɪˈrɛnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being serene
2. (often capital) a title of honour used of certain royal personages: preceded by his, her, etc

se•ren•i•ty

(səˈrɛn ɪ ti)

n.
the state or quality of being serene; tranquillity.
[1400–50; late Middle English serenite < Latin serēnitās. See serene, -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serenity - a disposition free from stress or emotionserenity - a disposition free from stress or emotion
calm, calmness, composure, equanimity - steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
ataraxia - peace of mind
2.serenity - the absence of mental stress or anxietyserenity - the absence of mental stress or anxiety
quietude, quietness, tranquillity, tranquility - a state of peace and quiet

serenity

noun calm, peace, tranquillity, composure, peace of mind, stillness, calmness, quietness, peacefulness, quietude, placidity a wonderful feeling of peace and serenity

serenity

noun
Translations
هُدوء، سَكينَه، صَفاء
klidvyrovnanost
afklarethed
tyyneys
derűderültséghiggadtságnyugalomőfensége
friîsæld

serenity

[sɪˈrenɪtɪ] Nserenidad f

serenity

[sɪˈrɛnəti] n [person] → sérénité f; [place, atmosphere] → sérénité f

serenity

nGelassenheit f; (as title: also Serenity) → Durchlaucht f

serenity

[sɪˈrɛnɪtɪ] nserenità

serene

(səˈriːn) adjective
happy and peaceful. a calm and serene person.
seˈrenely adverb
seˈreneness noun
seˈrenity (-ˈre-) noun
References in classic literature ?
However--to be exact--there is one place where the serenity lapses for a while; this is while one is crossing the Schnurrtobel Bridge, a frail structure which swings its gossamer frame down through the dizzy air, over a gorge, like a vagrant spider-strand.
Nor can the judicious reader be at a greater loss on account of Mrs Bridget Blifil, who, he may be assured, conducted herself through the whole season in which grief is to make its appearance on the outside of the body, with the strictest regard to all the rules of custom and decency, suiting the alterations of her countenance to the several alterations of her habit: for as this changed from weeds to black, from black to grey, from grey to white, so did her countenance change from dismal to sorrowful, from sorrowful to sad, and from sad to serious, till the day came in which she was allowed to return to her former serenity.
His manners were distinguished by a grave serenity.
Slowly wading through the meadows of brit, the Pequod still held on her way north-eastward towards the island of Java; a gentle air impelling her keel, so that in the surrounding serenity her three tall tapering masts mildly waved to that languid breeze, as three mild palms on a plain.
That merry scamp's face whose beaming had so often restored serenity to the priest's sombre physiognomy, was now powerless to melt the gloom which grew more dense every day over that corrupted, mephitic, and stagnant soul.
Woodford concluded his account of the episode with a statement to the effect: "What especially struck me was the absence of pain and terror in their faces, which seemed to express, rather, serenity and repose"--this, mind you, of men and women of his own race whom he knew well and who had sat at dinner with him in his own house.
There is the "Sea of Serenity," over which the young girl bends; "The Lake of Dreams," reflecting a joyous future; "The Sea of Nectar," with its waves of tenderness and breezes of love; "The Sea of Fruitfulness;" "The Sea of Crises;" then the "Sea of Vapors," whose dimensions are perhaps a little too confined; and lastly, that vast "Sea of Tranquillity," in which every false passion, every useless dream, every unsatisfied desire is at length absorbed, and whose waves emerge peacefully into the "Lake of Death
This freedom and celestial serenity did I put like an azure bell above all things, when I taught that over them and through them, no "eternal Will"-- willeth.
The man paced placidly along with the apple- wood emblem of serenity between his teeth.
It is obviously, therefore, my interest to disappoint them both, as far as I am concerned, by preserving a cheerful, undisturbed serenity throughout; and, accordingly, I endeavour to show the fullest confidence in my husband, and the greatest indifference to the arts of my attractive guest.
To regain her serenity completely she went into the nursery, and spent the whole evening with her son, put him to bed herself, signed him with the cross, and tucked him up.
She received this announcement with serenity and with no apparent sense that after all it would be becoming of her to say that I ought to see the rooms first.