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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves;
- Example: "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"
- Example: "the quiet waters of a lagoon"
- Example: "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"
- Example: "a smooth channel crossing"
- Example: "scarcely a ripple on the still water"
- Example: "unruffled water"
[syn: placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled]

2. 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tranquil \Tran"quil\, a. [L. tranquillus; probably fr. trans across, over + a word akin to quietus quiet: cf. F. tranquille. See Quiet.] Quiet; calm; undisturbed; peaceful; not agitated; as, the atmosphere is tranquil; the condition of the country is tranquil. [1913 Webster] A style clear, tranquil, easy to follow. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] Tranquilization
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tranquil adj 1: (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water" [syn: placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled] 2: not agitated; without losing self-possession; "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"; "he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil"; "tranquil life in the country" [syn: calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "tranquil": at peace, at rest, blank, blankminded, bloodless, calm, cloistered, collected, composed, concordant, cool, coolheaded, dispassionate, dwindling, easy, easygoing, ebbing, empty, empty-headed, equable, even, even-tempered, even-tenored, fatuous, halcyon, hushed, idyllic, impassive, inane, incogitant, irenic, isolated, levelheaded, moldering, nirvanic, oblivious, orderly, pacific, passive, pastoral, peaceable, peaceful, peacetime, philosophical, piping, placid, poised, possessed, quiescent, quiet, quietistic, regular, relaxed, reposeful, reposing, restful, resting, secluded, sedate, self-controlled, self-possessed, sequestered, sequestrated, serene, sheltered, smooth, soft, stable, steady, still, still as death, stillish, stilly, stoic, stolid, subsiding, thoughtfree, thoughtless, unagitated, undisturbed, unexcited, unideaed, unintellectual, unmoved, unoccupied, unperturbed, unreasoning, unruffled, unstirring, unthinking, untroubled, vacant, vacuous, waning
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

TRANQUIL 1966. ALGOL-like language with sets and other extensions, for the Illiac IV. "TRANQUIL: A Language for an Array Processing Computer", N.E. Abel et al, Proc SJCC 34 (1969).