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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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placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffledadjective
(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, tranquiladjective
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"
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Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
'Let thine occupations be few,' saith the sage, 'if thou wouldst lead a tranquil life.'
Only Sex can decrease and even bring, into the zero levels, the burden of Sex; consequently, a victim of that becomes tranquil; calm and free from frustration.
The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life.
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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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