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Borrowed from Middle French tranquille, from Latin tranquillus.
tranquil (comparative tranquiler, superlative tranquilest)
- Free from emotional or mental disturbance.
- 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, chapter XXVIII
- Some time passed before I felt tranquil even here: I had a vague dread that wild cattle might be near, or that some sportsman or poacher might discover me.
- Calm; without motion or sound.
1921, Douglas Wilson Johnson, Battlefields of the World War, Western and Southern Fronts: A Study in Military Geography, page 262:
[...] that the streams which did form were clear and tranquil because fed by perennial springs from the underground supply; and that in their tranquil waters extensive peat bogs formed.
- (free from emotional disturbance): agitated
free from emotional disturbance
calm; without motion or sound
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From Latin tranquillus.
tranquil (feminine tranquil·la, masculine plural tranquils, feminine plural tranquil·les)
- tranquil, calm (free from emotional disturbance)
- tranquil, calm (without motion or sound)
- Synonym: calm
- Antonym: agitat