placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled(adj)
(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
"a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
inactive, smooth, motionless, suave, placid, good-tempered, fluid, restrained, serene, static, muted, soundless, unruffled, still, unflustered, quiet, hushed, silent, unflurried, even-tempered, subdued, unagitated, fluent, calm, equable, unperturbed, bland, noneffervescent, liquid, legato, politic
calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil(adj)
not agitated; without losing self-possession
"spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"; "he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil"; "tranquil life in the country"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That is calm which is free from disturbance or agitation; in the physical sense, free from violent motion or action; in the mental or spiritual realm, free from excited or disturbing emotion or passion. We speak of a calm sea, a placid lake, a serene sky, a still night, a quiet day, a quiet home. We speak, also, of "still waters," "smooth sailing," which are different modes of expressing freedom from manifest agitation. Of mental conditions, one is calm who triumphs over a tendency to excitement; cool, if he scarcely feels the tendency. One may be calm by the very reaction from excitement, or by the oppression of overpowering emotion, as we speak of the calmness of despair. One is composed who has subdued excited feeling; he is collected when he has every thought, feeling, or perception awake and at command. Tranquil refers to a present state, placid, to a prevailing tendency. We speak of a tranquil mind, a placid disposition. The serene spirit dwells as if in the clear upper air, above all storm and shadow.The star of the unconquered will,
He rises in my breast,
Serene, and resolute, and still,
And calm, and self-possessed.
LongfellowLight of Stars st. 7.
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Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
If for a tranquil mind you seek, These things observe with care Of whom you speak, to whom you speak, And how, and when and where.
By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered.
For the first time in decades, our people will have a real chance of bringing about real change. This is a chance that we cannot afford to let slip, a smooth and tranquil transition is almost more important than a free and fair election.
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- stille, roligDanish
- tranquilo, apacibleSpanish
- rauhallinen, tyyniFinnish
- foiseil, suaimhneachScottish Gaelic
- tranquilo, quietoGalician
- sereno, tranquillo, quieto, calmo, pacificoItalian
- mierīgs, rāmsLatvian
- rolegNorwegian Nynorsk
- cichy, spokojnyPolish
- тихий, безмятежный, мирный, уравновешенный, спокойныйRussian
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