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ˈɛk wə bəl, ˈi kwə-equable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. equableadjective

    not varying

    "an equable climate"

  2. equable, even-tempered, good-tempered, placidadjective

    not easily irritated

    "an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays"

Wiktionary

  1. equableadjective

    Unvarying, calm and steady; constant and uniform.

    Etymology: From aequabilis, from aequo, from aequus.

  2. equableadjective

    Free from extremes of heat or cold.

    Etymology: From aequabilis, from aequo, from aequus.

  3. equableadjective

    Not easily disturbed; tranquil.

    Etymology: From aequabilis, from aequo, from aequus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equableadjective

    equal and uniform; continuing the same at different times; -- said of motion, and the like; uniform in surface; smooth; as, an equable plain or globe

    Etymology: [L. aequabilis, fr. aequare to make level or equal, fr. aequus even, equal. See Equal.]

  2. Equableadjective

    uniform in action or intensity; not variable or changing; -- said of the feelings or temper

    Etymology: [L. aequabilis, fr. aequare to make level or equal, fr. aequus even, equal. See Equal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Equable

    ē′kwa-bl, or ek′wa-bl, adj. equal and uniform: smooth: not variable: of even temper.—ns. Equabil′ity, E′quableness, the state or condition of being equable.—adv. E′quably. [L. æquabilisæquāreæquus, equal.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of equable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of equable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of equable in a Sentence

  1. Washington Irving:

    An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

  2. Andrew Jackson:

    Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.

  3. Marcus Aurelius:

    You can pass your life in an equable flow of happiness if you can follow the right way and think and act in the right way.

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  • спокоен, умерен, равномерен, уравновесенBulgarian
  • gelijkmatigDutch

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