equanimity


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e·qua·nim·i·ty

 (ē′kwə-nĭm′ĭ-tē, ĕk′wə-)
n.
The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure.

[Latin aequanimitās, from aequanimus, even-tempered, impartial : aequus, even + animus, mind; see anə- in Indo-European roots.]

equanimity

(ˌiːkwəˈnɪmɪtɪ; ˌɛkwə-)
n
calmness of mind or temper; composure
[C17: from Latin aequanimitās, from aequus even, equal + animus mind, spirit]
equanimous adj
eˈquanimously adv

e•qua•nim•i•ty

(ˌi kwəˈnɪm ɪ ti, ˌɛk wə-)

n.
composure, esp. under tension or strain; evenness of temper.
[1600–10; < Latin aequanimitās=aequ(us) (see equal) + anim(us) mind, spirit, feelings + -itās -ity]

equanimity

calmness of temperament; even-temperedness. — equanimous, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equanimity - steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
aplomb, assuredness, sang-froid, cool, poise - great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
serenity, tranquility, placidity, tranquillity, repose, quiet - a disposition free from stress or emotion

equanimity

equanimity

noun
Translations

equanimity

[ˌekwəˈnɪmɪtɪ] Necuanimidad f

equanimity

[ˌɛkwəˈnɪməti] négalité f d'humeur
with equanimity → avec sérénité

equanimity

nGleichmut m, → Gelassenheit f; with equanimitygleichmütig, gelassen; to recover one’s equanimityseine Gelassenheit wiedergewinnen, das seelische Gleichgewicht wiederfinden

equanimity

[ˌɛkwəˈnɪmɪtɪ] nequanimità, serenità d'animo

equanimity

n. ecuanimidad; entereza.
References in classic literature ?
Look now at Stubb; a man who from his humorous, deliberate coolness and equanimity in the direst emergencies, was specially qualified to excel in pitchpoling.
This is so clear a proposition, that moderation itself can scarcely listen to the railings which have been so copiously vented against this part of the plan, without emotions that disturb its equanimity.
Now that he was fully convinced, Fix had quite recovered his equanimity.
I bore her coarse reproaches with astonishing equanimity, even with cheerfulness; for I was sensible that I had done more good to Nancy Brown than harm to her: and perhaps some other thoughts assisted to keep up my spirits, and impart a relish to the cup of cold, overdrawn tea, and a charm to the otherwise unsightly table; and--I had almost said--to Miss Matilda's unamiable face.
He had done the thing before upon more than one occasion, just as in the past he had charged lions himself; but tonight he was far from famished and in the hind quarter he had carried off with him was more raw flesh than he could eat; yet it was with no equanimity that he looked down upon Numa rending the flesh of Tarzan's kill.
What would happen should one of the moribund Spanish gun-boats be suddenly galvanized into a flicker of active life did not trouble us, once we were inside the bay--so completely did it appear out of the reach of a meddling world; and besides, in those days we were imaginative enough to look with a kind of joyous equanimity on any chance there was of being quietly hanged somewhere out of the way of diplomatic remonstrance.
And the good people who heard this and told it again, marvelled the more at his equanimity and even temper, and said what an amiable nature that man must have, who, having undergone so much, could be so placid and so calm.
As Oliver accompanied his master in most of his adult expeditions too, in order that he might acquire that equanimity of demeanour and full command of nerve which was essential to a finished undertaker, he had many opportunities of observing the beautiful resignation and fortitude with which some strong-minded people bear their trials and losses.
We have to slay pride in giants, envy by generosity and nobleness of heart, anger by calmness of demeanour and equanimity, gluttony and sloth by the spareness of our diet and the length of our vigils, lust and lewdness by the loyalty we preserve to those whom we have made the mistresses of our thoughts, indolence by traversing the world in all directions seeking opportunities of making ourselves, besides Christians, famous knights.
By the time the spot was reached she has recovered her equanimity, and tapped her neighbour with her wand and talked as usual.
An exhausted composure, a worn-out placidity, an equanimity of fatigue not to be ruffled by interest or satisfaction, are the trophies of her victory.
The masters thought by way of protest of sending in their resignations in a body, but the uneasy fear that they would be accepted with equanimity restrained them.