What does equanimity mean?

Definitions for equanimityˌi kwəˈnɪm ɪ ti, ˌɛk wə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. composure, calm, calmness, equanimity(noun)

    steadiness of mind under stress

    "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

Wiktionary

  1. equanimity(Noun)

    The state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress.

  2. Origin: From aequanimitas, from aequus + animus + -itas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equanimity(noun)

    evenness of mind; that calm temper or firmness of mind which is not easily elated or depressed; patience; calmness; composure; as, to bear misfortunes with equanimity

  2. Origin: [L. aequanimitas, fr. aequanimus: cf. F. quanimit. See Equanimous.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Equanimity

    ē-kwa-nim′i-ti, n. equality or evenness of mind or temper.—adj. Equan′imous.—adv. Equan′imously. [L. æquanimitasæquus, equal, animus, the mind.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of equanimity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of equanimity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others.

  2. Lester Bowles Pearson:

    I accept now with equanimity the question so constantly addressed to me, 'Are you an American' and merely return the accurate answer, 'Yes, I am a Canadian.'

  3. Albert Einstein:

    Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most People are even incapable of forming such opinions.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are not even capable of forming such opinions.

  5. Edward Hoagland:

    There often seems to be a playfulness to wise people, as if either their equanimity has as its source this playfulness or the playfulness flows from the equanimity; and they can persuade other people who are in a state of agitation to calm down and manage a smile.

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