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(ˌætəˈræksɪə) or


(Medicine) calmness or peace of mind; emotional tranquillity
[C17: from Greek: serenity, from ataraktos undisturbed, from a-11 + tarassein to trouble]


(ˌæt əˈræk si ə)

also at′a•rax′y,

a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.
[1595–1605; < Latin < Greek: calmness <a- a-6 + taraktós, v. adj. of tarássein to disturb]
at`a•rac′tic (-tɪk) at`a•rax′ic, adj., n.


a state of tranquility free from anxiety and emotional disturbance. — ataractic, ataraxic, adj.
See also: Happiness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ataraxia - peace of mindataraxia - peace of mind        
serenity, tranquility, placidity, tranquillity, repose, quiet - a disposition free from stress or emotion


, ataraxy
n. ataraxia; impasividad.
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Major organization : ATARAXIA PROMOTION (49313017300021)
There's a Greek word called Ataraxia which roughly translates a sense of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety.
Defense mechanisms are perfect vehicles that can lead down diversionary paths to false, delusional ataraxia.
While aiming at ataraxia (tranquility achieved through a sustained suspension on all matters of assertion of knowledge), skepticism does not give up on reason's power to know, and it is a view that provides several practical guidelines for the good life.
As someone who planned to meet with the officials of Sri Lankan corporates and also arrange for local UAE banks who are interested in lending to these corporates during the meet yesterday, Rizmy Shariff, head of Middle East at Ataraxia Capital Partners, said he is hopeful of the corporate debt market growing rapidly.
44) Since nothing can compare to his great virtue, they even liken his immunity to fortune to the achievement of ataraxia in Hellenistic philosophy.
Had MTV been making reality TV intended to pluck young people out of ataraxia 200 years ago, surely they'd send some Cardiff youth up to the Valleys.
Given the uncertainty of everyday life, Lucretius's epic attempts to give his Roman hearers a way of dealing with a violent and fearful reality by cultivating the calm detachment that Epicurus calls ataraxia.
However, although every pleasure is in some sense good, Epicurus argues that the best life is one in which one pursues all and only the pleasures that contribute to achieving and maintaining ataraxia, a long-term, stable state in which one lacks anxiety, regret, or other troubling forms of mental pain (Ep Men 131).