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From Middle English serenyte, from Old French serenité, from Latin serēnitās, equivalent to serene +‎ -ity.


  • IPA(key): /səˈɹɛnɪti/
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  • Hyphenation: se‧ren‧i‧ty


serenity (countable and uncountable, plural serenities)

  1. The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 193:
      Forthwith a change came over the waters, and the serenity became less brilliant but more profound.
    • 1987, Greg Costikyan, “The Jedi Code”, in Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, line 3, page 69:
      There is no passion, there is serenity.
  2. A lack of agitation or disturbance.
  3. A title given to a reigning prince or similar dignitary.


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