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serenity

[suh-ren-i-tee] /səˈrɛn ɪ ti/
noun, plural serenities for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being serene, calm, or tranquil; sereneness.
2.
(usually initial capital letter) a title of honor, respect, or reverence, used in speaking of or to certain members of royalty (usually preceded by his, your, etc.).
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English serenite < Latin serēnitās. See serene, -ity
Related forms
overserenity, noun
Synonyms
1. composure, calm, peacefulness, peace.
Antonyms
1. agitation.
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serenity
1530s, of weather, 1590s, of persons," from Fr. sérénité, from L. serenitatem (nom. serenitas) "clearness, serenity," from serenus (see serene). Earliest use (mid-15c.) was as a title of honor for kings.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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