sedateness


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se·date 1

 (sĭ-dāt′)
adj.
Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner.

[Latin sēdātus, past participle of sēdāre, to settle, calm; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

se·date′ly adv.
se·date′ness n.

se·date 2

 (sĭ-dāt′)
tr.v. se·dat·ed, se·dat·ing, se·dates
To administer a sedative to (a person or animal); calm by means of a sedative drug.

[Back-formation from sedative and sedation.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sedateness - a trait of dignified seriousness
serious-mindedness, earnestness, seriousness, sincerity - the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice

sedateness

noun
High seriousness of manner or bearing:
Translations
رَزانَه، رَصانَه
rozvážnost
adstadighed
nyugodtság
rólegheit, alvörugefni
ağırbaşlılık

sedateness

[sɪˈdeɪtnɪs] Nseriedad f

sedateness

nGesetztheit f; (of little girl) → ruhige Art; (of colour) → ruhiger Ton; (of furnishings, décor) → Gediegenheit f; (of life) → Geruhsamkeit f; (of place) → Beschaulichkeit f; (of prose) → Bedächtigkeit f

sedate1

(siˈdeit) adjective
calm, serious and dignified. a sedate, middle-aged woman.
seˈdately adverb
seˈdateness noun
References in classic literature ?
But when the second moment had passed, when she found every doubt, every solicitude removed, compared her situation with what so lately it had been,--saw him honourably released from his former engagement, saw him instantly profiting by the release, to address herself and declare an affection as tender, as constant as she had ever supposed it to be,--she was oppressed, she was overcome by her own felicity;-- and happily disposed as is the human mind to be easily familiarized with any change for the better, it required several hours to give sedateness to her spirits, or any degree of tranquillity to her heart.
Sylvie asked, walking with a little extra sedateness, by way of example to Bruno at the other side, who never ceased jumping up and down.
But the farther he went and the more his attention was diverted by the ever-increasing crowds moving toward the Kremlin, the less he remembered to walk with the sedateness and deliberation of a man.
No longer puppies, vaguely proud of the sedateness of maturity, they strove to be proud and sedate while all their impulse was to rush together in a frantic ecstasy.
Excepting one or two men who, each with a long roll of half-crowns, chequered with a few stray sovereigns, in his left hand, staked their money at every roll of the ball with a business-like sedateness which showed that they were used to it, and had been playing all day, and most probably all the day before, there was no very distinctive character about the players, who were chiefly young men, apparently attracted by curiosity, or staking small sums as part of the amusement of the day, with no very great interest in winning or losing.