be, look, seem

The town looked tranquil in the evening sunlight.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.
perfectly, quite
normally, usually

The normally tranquil town awoke to the sound of gunfire.

Tranquil is used with these nouns: ↑setting, ↑surroundings

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tranquil — (De or. inc.). m. Arq. Línea vertical. ☛ V. arco por tranquil …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • tranquil — [traŋ′kwəl, tran′kwəl] adj. tranquiler or tranquiller, tranquilest or tranquillest [L tranquillus, calm, quiet, still < trans , beyond (see TRANS ) + base akin to quies, rest, calm, QUIET] 1. free from disturbance or agitation; calm, serene,… …   English World dictionary

  • tranquil — index complacent, dispassionate, patient, peaceable, placid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tranquil — (adj.) mid 15c., from L. tranquillus quiet (see TRANQUILITY (Cf. tranquility)). Related: Tranquilly …   Etymology dictionary

  • tranquil — *serene, placid, *calm, peaceful, halcyon Analogous words: quiet, *still, silent, noiseless: *soft, gentle, mild: restful, *comfortable: *cool, composed, collected …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tranquil — [adj] quiet, peaceful agreeable, amicable, at ease, at peace, balmy, calm, collected, comforting, composed, cool, easy, easygoing, even, even tempered, gentle, halcyon, hushed, lenient, low, measured, mild, moderate, murmuring, pacific,… …   New thesaurus

  • tranquil — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ free from disturbance; calm. DERIVATIVES tranquillity (also tranquility) noun tranquilly adverb. ORIGIN Latin tranquillus …   English terms dictionary

  • tranquil — ► sustantivo masculino ARQUITECTURA Línea vertical, en especial la que marca o ha sido marcada por la plomada. * * * tranquil m. Constr. Línea *vertical o dirección de la plomada. V. «arco por tranquil». * * * tranquil. (De or. inc.). m. Arq …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • tranquil — adjective /ˈtɹæŋ.kwɪl/ a) Free from emotional or mental disturbance. Some time passed before I felt tranquil even here: I had a vague dread that wild cattle might be near, or that some sportsman or poacher might discover me. b) Calm; without… …   Wiktionary

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