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Definitions for serenity
səˈrɛn ɪ tiseren·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquilitynoun

    a disposition free from stress or emotion

  2. peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, repose, serenity, heartsease, ataraxisnoun

    the absence of mental stress or anxiety


  1. serenitynoun

    The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

  2. serenitynoun

    A lack of agitation or disturbance.

  3. serenitynoun

    A title given to a reigning prince or similar dignitary.

  4. Serenitynoun

    in general use since the 1990s.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Serenitynoun

    Etymology: serenité, Fr. from serenus, Latin.

    In the constitution of a perpetual equinox, the best part of the globe would be desolate; and as to that little that would be inhabited, there is no reason to expect that it would constantly enjoy that admired calm and serenity. Richard Bentley.

    Pure serenity apace
    Induces thought, and contemplation still. James Thomson.

    A general peace and serenity newly succeeded a general trouble and cloud throughout all his kingdoms. William Temple.

    I cannot see how any men should ever transgress those moral rules, with confidence and serenity, were they innate, and stamped upon their minds. John Locke.


  1. serenity

    Serenity refers to the state or quality of being calm, peaceful, untroubled, and tranquil. It denotes an absence of disturbance, conflict, or stress, often connected with contentment and clearness of mind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Serenitynoun

    the quality or state of being serene; clearness and calmness; quietness; stillness; peace

  2. Serenitynoun

    calmness of mind; eveness of temper; undisturbed state; coolness; composure

  3. Etymology: [L. serenuas: cf. F. srnit.]


  1. Serenity

    Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon's short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly, taking place after the events of the final episode. Set in 2517, Serenity is the story of the captain and crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The captain and first mate are veterans of the Unification War, having fought on the losing side. Their lives of petty crime are interrupted by a psychic passenger who harbors a dangerous secret. The film was released in North America on September 30, 2005 by Universal Pictures. It received generally positive reviews and was #2 during its opening weekend but it did not make back its budget until its home media release. Serenity won numerous awards, including the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of serenity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of serenity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of serenity in a Sentence

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Serenity of mind brings joy and happiness in life.

  2. Joseph Addison:

    Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.

  3. Vincenzo De Luca:

    It isn’t an ideal measure but it would allow us to resume in-person lessons quickly, with greater serenity for students, families and school staff.

  4. Joe BidenLarry Summers:

    I think policy is rather overdoing International Energy Agency, the sense of serenity and complacency being projected by the economic policymakers, that this is all something that can easily be managed, is misplaced.

  5. Vittorio Zappalorto:

    This will undoubtedly be a deserving action that will contribute to the preservation of our architectural heritage and to the serenity of residents and tourists themselves.

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  • Kaitlyn Nicole Toney
    Kaitlyn Nicole Toney
    I love this word and the serenity prayer a lot.
    LikeReply6 years ago

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actively or fully engaged or occupied
A squashy
B busy
C sought
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