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 (ăt′ə-răk′tĭk) also at·a·rax·ic (-răk′sĭk)
Of or relating to a drug or other agent that has a tranquilizing effect.

[From Greek ataraktos, undisturbed : a-, not; see a-1 + taraktos, disturbed (from tarassein, tarak-, to disturb).]
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Adj.1.ataraxic - tending to soothe or tranquilizeataraxic - tending to soothe or tranquilize; "valium has a tranquilizing effect"; "took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed"
depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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It is thus in spite of the remarkable predilection for ataraxic bliss, (8) expressed in their work, that Leopardi's and Beckett's characters oftentimes wryly mock their distress, and it is through this mockery that they give expression to desire.
57) Ultimately, this Stoic programme facilitated neither governmentality or disciplinarity, but the ataraxic detachment of the sage.
Relations between the Morrises are perfect; that is, they simulate the harmonic likemindedness, the homophrosune, of the ataraxic royal couple Alcinous and Arete, which is nonexistent between Sally's parents (48, 243).