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 ?
We got along together as if indeed we had been two brothers, equable in our tempers and one in our desires.
He was equable and not cringing with his superiors, was free and ingratiating in his behavior with his equals, and was contemptuously indulgent with his inferiors.
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.
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.
Perhaps his imperturbable character was never more strikingly developed, for he preserved his usual equable smile notwithstanding that his body was dangling in a most uncomfortable position, all loose and limp and shapeless, while his long peaked cap, unequally balanced against his exceedingly slight legs, threatened every instant to bring him toppling down.
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.
Effingham was by nature indolent, confiding, and at times impetuous and indiscreet; but Marmaduke was uniformly equable, penetrating, and full of activity and enterprise.
And because Philip's appetites were satisfied, he became more equable and easier to live with.
On the other hand, he was sweet-tempered and equable, and he did not resent the early shows of crustiness which Michael made.
She had lost her childish vivacity--her sweet, equable flow of good humor.
I didn't care over-weeningly for it for personal gratification; and in my philosophy I completed the circle, finding myself as equable with the lack of a ten-cent piece as I was with the squandering of scores of dollars in calling all men and hangers-on up to the bar to drink with me.
The elevatory movement, and the eating-back power of the sea during the periods of rest, have been equable over long lines of coast; for I was astonished to find that the step-like plains stand at nearly corresponding heights at far distant points.