Definitions for equanimity
ˌi kwəˈnɪm ɪ ti, ˌɛk wə-equa·nim·i·ty
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composure, calm, calmness, equanimitynoun
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.
Etymology: From aequanimitas, from aequus + animus + -itas.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Evenness of mind neither elated nor depressed.
Etymology: æquanimitas, Latin.
Equanimity (Latin: æquanimitas, having an even mind; aequus even; animus mind/soul) is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind. The virtue and value of equanimity is extolled and advocated by a number of major religions and ancient philosophies.
Equanimity is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind. It is often associated with calmness, composure, and maintaining a clear, balanced mind in all situations.
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
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
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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Translations for equanimity
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- رباطة جأش, صَبْرArabic
- самообладание, хладнокръвиеBulgarian
- Gleichmut, GelassenheitGerman
- بی تفاوتیPersian
- tyyneys, mielentyyneysFinnish
- שוויון נפשHebrew
- 平静, 正念, 安心Japanese
- aequanimitās, aequitāsLatin
- kalmte, gelijkmoedigheid, berusting, gelatenheidDutch
- spokój umysłuPolish
- невозмути́мость, хладнокро́вие, невозмутимость, самооблада́ниеRussian
- sinnesro, själsro, jämnmodSwedish
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