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 (ĕk′wə-bəl, ē′kwə-)
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.
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And she had deliberately permeated her house with her personal atmosphere of coolness, and freshness, and equableness. Nor had she been ignorant of such assets as surprise and charm.
He writes: "The blind, blatant disregard for truth is offered without even the sugar-facade of sweetness of temper or equableness or entertainment - offered not with a sheen of condescending consensus but in an ancient tone of rage, vanity, and vengeance.
Yet however Eliot achieved this extraordinary equableness, he doubtless saw himself as a man whose vocation was to say no, to stand athwart history strenuously wielding negative certainties.