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serene

[suh-reen] /səˈrin/
adjective
1.
calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled:
a serene landscape; serene old age.
2.
clear; fair:
serene weather.
3.
(usually initial capital letter) most high or august (used as a royal epithet, usually preceded by his, your, etc.):
His Serene Highness.
noun
4.
serenity; tranquillity.
5.
Archaic. a clear or tranquil expanse of sea or sky.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; < Latin serēnus (of the sky, weather) clear, unclouded
Related forms
serenely, adverb
sereneness, noun
overserene, adjective
overserenely, adverb
unserene, adjective
unserenely, adverb
unsereneness, noun
Synonyms
1. undisturbed, imperturbable, unperturbed, composed, collected. See peaceful. 2. unclouded.
Antonyms
1. disturbed. 2. clouded.
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British Dictionary definitions for unserene

serene

/sɪˈriːn/
adjective
1.
peaceful or tranquil; calm
2.
clear or bright: a serene sky
3.
(often capital) honoured: used as part of certain royal titles: His Serene Highness
Derived Forms
serenely, adverb
sereneness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin serēnus
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Word Origin and History for unserene

serene

adj.

mid-15c., "clear, calm," from Latin serenus "peaceful, calm, clear" (of weather), figuratively "cheerful, glad, tranquil," of uncertain origin; perhaps from a suffixed variant of PIE *ksero- "dry," source of Greek xeros "dry" (see xerasia). In English, applied to persons since 1630s. Related: Serenely.

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