[ noun ] a disposition free from stress or emotion

Used in print

(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)

A third idea is that artistic literature serves to reduce emotional conflicts , giving a sense of serenity and calm to individuals .

(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)

Agnese had been sitting quietly , listening with the serenity of the unaware .

Related terms

composure ataraxia calm

[ noun ] the absence of mental stress or anxiety

Used in print

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

Throughout the work of the later ninth century a calm , severe serenity displays itself .

Related terms

tranquillity pacify