Definition of tranquil
- a tranquil self-assurance
- a tranquil scene
the house was once again tranquil after the kids moved outside to play
though she should have been upset, she felt oddly tranquil upon learning that she would not be receiving the scholarship
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
calm, collected, composed, cool, coolheaded, equal, level, limpid, peaceful, placid, possessed, recollected, sedate, self-composed, self-possessed, serene, smooth, undisturbed, unperturbed, unruffled, unshaken, untroubled, unworried;
: quiet and peaceful
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