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Definitions for equanimity
ˌi kwəˈnɪm ɪ ti, ˌɛk wə-equa·nim·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. composure, calm, calmness, equanimitynoun

    steadiness of mind under stress

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

Wiktionary

  1. equanimitynoun

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

    Etymology: From aequanimitas, from aequus + animus + -itas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equanimitynoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of equanimity in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Wilde:

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

  2. Smiles:

    For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity, and self-control.

  3. Amit Ray:

    There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is sprouting, and fermenting the second group and roasting the first group.

  4. 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.'

  5. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    Equanimity is where and when you know how to smile, laugh and cry.

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