equable


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eq·ua·ble

 (ĕk′wə-bəl, ē′kwə-)
adj.
1. Unvarying; steady: "In the equable equatorial zone there is no such struggle against the climate" (David Campbell).
2. Not easily disturbed; serene: an equable temper.

[Latin aequābilis, from aequāre, to make even, from aequus, even, level.]

eq′ua·bil′i·ty, eq′ua·ble·ness n.
eq′ua·bly adv.

equable

(ˈɛkwəbəl)
adj
1. even-tempered; placid
2. unvarying; uniform: an equable climate.
[C17: from Latin aequābilis, from aequāre to make equal]
ˌequaˈbility, ˈequableness n
ˈequably adv

eq•ua•ble

(ˈɛk wə bəl, ˈi kwə-)

adj.
1. free from many changes or variations; uniform: an equable climate.
2. not easily annoyed or disturbed; calm; even-tempered.
3. uniform in operation or effect, as laws.
[1635–45; < Latin aequābilis=aequā(re) to make equal, equate + -bilis -ble]
eq`ua•bil′i•ty, eq′ua•ble•ness, n.
eq′ua•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.equable - not varying; "an equable climate"
temperate - (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate; "a temperate region"; "the temperate zones"; "temperate plants"
2.equable - not easily irritated; "an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays"
good-natured - having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play"

equable

adjective
1. even-tempered, calm, composed, agreeable, serene, easy-going, placid, temperate, level-headed, unfazed (informal), unflappable (informal), unruffled, imperturbable, unexcitable He was a man of the most equable temperament.
even-tempered nervous, temperamental, excitable
2. constant, regular, stable, even, steady, uniform, consistent, tranquil, temperate, unchanging, on an even keel, unvarying The climate has grown more equable and the crop yields have risen.
constant volatile, unstable, irregular, inconsistent, uneven, temperamental, changeable, fitful

equable

adjective
Translations

equable

[ˈekwəbl] ADJ [climate etc] → estable; [person] → ecuánime; [tone] → tranquilo, afable

equable

[ˈɛkwəbəl] adj [person] → égal(e), de tempérament égal

equable

adj climategleichmäßig; person, temperamentausgeglichen; (= placid)gleichmütig

equable

[ˈɛkwəbl] adj (character) → tranquillo/a; (climate) → costante
References in classic literature ?
Her voice was softer and more equable, her eyes were steadier, her step was slower than of old.
When I undrew the curtains and looked out of bed, I saw him, in an equable temperature of respectability, unaffected by the east wind of January, and not even breathing frostily, standing my boots right and left in the first dancing position, and blowing specks of dust off my coat as he laid it down like a baby.
We got along together as if indeed we had been two brothers, equable in our tempers and one in our desires.
Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
One of them was Simonov, who had in no way been distinguished at school, was of a quiet and equable disposition; but I discovered in him a certain independence of character and even honesty.
As the weeks went by, and he saw her always looking pleased to see him--turning up her lovely face towards him as if she meant him to understand that she was glad for him to come--and going about her work in the same equable way, making no sign of sorrow, he began to believe that her feeling towards Arthur must have been much slighter than he had imagined in his first indignation and alarm, and that she had been able to think of her girlish fancy that Arthur was in love with her and would marry her as a folly of which she was timely cured.
Reuter in the most calm, equable voice, as though quite unconscious of the chaos from which we were separated only by a single wall.
Effingham was by nature indolent, confiding, and at times impetuous and indiscreet; but Marmaduke was uniformly equable, penetrating, and full of activity and enterprise.
He took Manicamp with him, for his equable and dreamy disposition acted as a counterpoise to his own.
While this equable and bland temperature prevails throughout the lower country, the peaks and ridges of the vast mountains by which it is dominated, are covered with perpetual snow.
No sooner said than the intensely red speck of fire was glowing within the pipe-bowl; and the scarecrow, without waiting for the witch's bidding, applied the tube to his lips and drew in a few short, convulsive whiffs, which soon, however, became regular and equable.
What made it possible for everybody to get on with our poor dear Allegre was his complete, equable, and impartial contempt for all mankind.