Definition of serenity in English:


Syllabification: se·ren·i·ty
Pronunciation: /səˈrenitē

noun (plural serenities)

  • 1The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled: an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling city
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    • He was an inspiration to his colleagues and radiated peace, calm and serenity.
    • The sculpture, by contrast, displays a deep sense of calm and serenity.
    • The penalty for her treachery was to suffer this torment every waking moment, denying her the calm serenity she craved.
  • 1.1 (His/Your, etc., Serenity) A title given to a reigning prince or similar dignitary.
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    • Doesn't it seem to you that His Serenity has been looking washed-out lately?


late Middle English: from Old French serenite, from Latin serenitas, from serenus 'clear, fair' (see serene).

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