Serene vs Pristine - What's the difference?

serene | pristine |

As a verb serene

is .

As an adjective pristine is

unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied or pristine can be relating to sawfishes of the family pristidae.



Etymology 1

From (etyl), from (etyl) .


  • Peaceful, calm, unruffled.
  • *
  • Serene , smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. The clear light of the bright autumn morning had no terrors for youth and health like hers.
  • Without worry or anxiety; unaffected by disturbance.
  • (lb) fair and unclouded (as of the sky); clear; unobscured.
  • * (Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • The moon serene in glory mounts the sky.
  • * (Thomas Gray) (1716-1771)
  • Full many a gem of purest ray serene / The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1818, author=(Mary Shelley), chapter=6
  • , title= Frankenstein , passage=A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy.}}
  • Verb

  • To make serene.
  • Heaven and earth, as if contending, vie / To raise his being, and serene his soul. — Thomson.


    (en noun)
  • (poetic) Serenity; clearness; calmness.
  • * Southey
  • the serene of heaven
  • * Young
  • To their master is denied / To share their sweet serene .
  • Evening air; night chill.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • Some serene blast me.

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) suffix.


    (en noun)
  • A fine rain from a cloudless sky after sunset.
  • Synonyms


    * Oxford English Dictionary. serein n. 1. ----



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) pristin.


    (en adjective)
  • Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied
  • Primitive, pertaining to the earliest state of something
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)


    (en adjective)
  • Relating to sawfishes of the family Pristidae.
  • * 2008, J.M. Whitty, N.M. Phillips, D.L. Morgan, J.A. Chaplin, D.C. Thorburn & S.C. Peverell, Habitat associations of Freshwater Sawfish (Pristis microdon)and Northern River Sharks (Glyphis sp. C): including genetic analysis of P. microdon across northern Australia []
  • This indicates that the present levels of genetic diversity in P. microdon are not unusually low, although the amount of diversity to be expected in pristine populations of coastal species of elasmobranch remains elusive because all populations investigated to date have suffered some degree of decline (e.g. Sandoval-Castillo et al. 2004, Keeney et al. 2005, Hoelzel et al. 2006, Stow et al. 2006, Lewallen et al. 2007).