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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.

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. Longfellow:

    In the life of every man there are sudden transitions of feeling, which seem almost miraculous. At once, as if some magician had touched the heavens and the earth, the dark clouds melt into the air, the wind falls, and serenity succeeds the storm. The causes which produce these changes may have been long at work within us, but the changes themselves are instantaneous, and apparently without sufficient cause.

  3. Andreas Simic:

    Life comes in phases, sometimes you are artistic, sometimes not, sometimes you are at your peak and sometimes you are in the depths of a valley of grief and sorrow. Phases pass, trust in this and you will live a life of serenity.

  4. The Pope:

    Those who lose their inner serenity, their vivacity and audacity, to hide behind their papers, becoming like procedural machines rather than men of God. This is dangerous to lose human sensitivity, so necessary in order to cry with those who cry and enjoy with those who enjoy.

  5. Eligio Rocco Catamo:

    For sure they are scared, but I should say that I was impressed by the calm and the serenity they are showing.

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  • Kaitlyn Nicole Toney
    Kaitlyn Nicole Toney
    I love this word and the serenity prayer a lot.
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(of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
  • A. contiguous
  • B. aculeate
  • C. ravening
  • D. soft-witted

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