composure, calm, calmness, equanimity(noun)
steadiness of mind under stress
"he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
The state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress.
Origin: From aequanimitas, from aequus + animus + -itas.
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
Origin: [L. aequanimitas, fr. aequanimus: cf. F. quanimit. See Equanimous.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ē-kwa-nim′i-ti, n. equality or evenness of mind or temper.—adj. Equan′imous.—adv. Equan′imously. [L. æquanimitas—æquus, equal, animus, the mind.]
The numerical value of equanimity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of equanimity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others.
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.'
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.
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.
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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Translations for equanimity
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- хладнокръвие, самообладаниеBulgarian
- Gleichmut, GelassenheitGerman
- tyyneys, mielentyyneysFinnish
- 正念, 安心, 平静Japanese
- aequitās, aequanimitāsLatin
- gelijkmoedigheid, berusting, gelatenheid, kalmteDutch
- невозмути́мость, хладнокро́вие, самооблада́ние, невозмутимостьRussian
- sinnesro, jämnmod, själsroSwedish
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