adjective Etymology: Middle English tranquill, from Latin tranquillus Date: 15th century 1. a. free from agitation of mind or spirit <
a tranquil self-assurance
b. free from disturbance or turmoil <
a tranquil scene
2. unvarying in aspect ; steady, stable Synonyms: see calmtranquilly adverbtranquilness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • tranquil — (De or. inc.). m. Arq. Línea vertical. ☛ V. arco por tranquil …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • tranquil — [traŋ′kwəl, tran′kwəl] adj. tranquiler or tranquiller, tranquilest or tranquillest [L tranquillus, calm, quiet, still < trans , beyond (see TRANS ) + base akin to quies, rest, calm, QUIET] 1. free from disturbance or agitation; calm, serene,… …   English World dictionary

  • tranquil — index complacent, dispassionate, patient, peaceable, placid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tranquil — (adj.) mid 15c., from L. tranquillus quiet (see TRANQUILITY (Cf. tranquility)). Related: Tranquilly …   Etymology dictionary

  • tranquil — *serene, placid, *calm, peaceful, halcyon Analogous words: quiet, *still, silent, noiseless: *soft, gentle, mild: restful, *comfortable: *cool, composed, collected …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tranquil — [adj] quiet, peaceful agreeable, amicable, at ease, at peace, balmy, calm, collected, comforting, composed, cool, easy, easygoing, even, even tempered, gentle, halcyon, hushed, lenient, low, measured, mild, moderate, murmuring, pacific,… …   New thesaurus

  • tranquil — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ free from disturbance; calm. DERIVATIVES tranquillity (also tranquility) noun tranquilly adverb. ORIGIN Latin tranquillus …   English terms dictionary

  • tranquil — ► sustantivo masculino ARQUITECTURA Línea vertical, en especial la que marca o ha sido marcada por la plomada. * * * tranquil m. Constr. Línea *vertical o dirección de la plomada. V. «arco por tranquil». * * * tranquil. (De or. inc.). m. Arq …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • tranquil — adjective /ˈtɹæŋ.kwɪl/ a) Free from emotional or mental disturbance. 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. b) Calm; without… …   Wiktionary

  • tranquil — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem ▪ The town looked tranquil in the evening sunlight. ▪ become ▪ remain ADVERB …   Collocations dictionary

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