1. not agitated; without losing self-possession;
- Example: "spoke in a calm voice"
- Example: "remained calm throughout the uproar"
- Example: "he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"
- Example: "a serene expression on her face"
- Example: "she became more tranquil"
- Example: "tranquil life in the country"
[syn: calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil]
2. completely clear and fine;
- Example: "serene skies and a bright blue sea"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Serene \Se*rene"\, a. [L. serenus to grow dry, Gr. ??? hot, scorching.] 1. Bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky. [1913 Webster] The moon serene in glory mounts the sky. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear. --Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. Calm; placid; undisturbed; unruffled; as, a serene aspect; a serene soul. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: In several countries of Europe, Serene is given as a tittle to princes and the members of their families; as, His Serene Highness. [1913 Webster] Drop serene. (Med.) See Amaurosis. --Milton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Serene \Se*rene"\, n. 1. Serenity; clearness; calmness. [Poetic.] "The serene of heaven." --Southey. [1913 Webster] To their master is denied To share their sweet serene. --Young. [1913 Webster] 2. [F. serein evening dew or damp. See Serein.] Evening air; night chill. [Obs.] "Some serene blast me." --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Serene \Se*rene"\, v. t. [L. serenare.] To make serene. [1913 Webster] Heaven and earth, as if contending, vie To raise his being, and serene his soul. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "serene": at peace, bloodless, bucolic, calm, clear, cloudless, collected, composed, concordant, cool, coolheaded, diaphanous, dispassionate, easy, easygoing, equable, even, even-tempered, halcyon, idyllic, imperturbable, levelheaded, light, lightish, lightsome, lucent, lucid, luculent, noiseless, nonchalant, orderly, pacific, pastoral, peaceable, peaceful, peacetime, pellucid, philosophical, piping, placid, poised, quiescent, quiet, relucent, reposeful, restful, resting, self-possessed, soft, still, temperate, tranquil, translucent, translucid, transparent, unclouded, undisturbed, unexcitable, unflappable, unobscured, unperturbed, unruffled, untroubled