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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He had a kind of gentleness and equanimity.
▪ Hess, however, took it with equanimity, and laughed at Edward's own unease.
▪ His parents took the news with equanimity.
▪ In time, she attained, if not virtue, a modicum of equanimity.
▪ Jennifer explains this with an equanimity that characterises her.
▪ Lying in clouds of scent in the sunken tub filled to the brim, that streak of equanimity she had asserted itself.
▪ She supposed it gave him his equanimity.
▪ This apparent equanimity, however, is belied by evidence that health and health care are major concerns of older people.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Equanimity \E`qua*nim"i*ty\, n. [L. aequanimitas, fr. aequanimus: cf. F. ['e]quanimit['e]. See Equanimous.] 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, "fairness, impartiality," from French équanimité, from Latin aequanimitatem (nominative aequanimitas) "evenness of mind, calmness; good-will, kindness," from aequanimis "mild, kind," literally "even-minded," from aequus "even, level" (see equal (adj.)) + animus "mind, spirit" (see animus). Meaning "evenness of temper" in English is from 1610s.


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


n. steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity" [syn: composure, calm, calmness] [ant: discomposure]


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.

Usage examples of "equanimity".

Nothing was further removed from the intention of the Russian Government than to challenge England, but she felt it impossible to look on at the embarrassment of the Ameer with equanimity, and so determined to fight for the independence of Afghanistan.

Isgyrn, though the latter, now that he was whole again, seemed to be accepting this further inexplicable and bewildering change in his circumstances with remarkable equanimity.

The beauty and, peace of the Carag Huim and the dry, clear air were healing for my lungs if not my spirit, and they enabled me to face Alfrigg and his cohorts with equanimity.

There, under two green umbrellas, like two fat rajahs in their shaking howdahs upon the backs of two white elephants, the friends would sit in solemn equanimity awaiting the evasive cunner, the vagrant perch or cod or the occasional flirtatious eel.

The invert glorifies his narcissist, places him on a pedestal, endures any and all narcissistic devaluation with calm equanimity, impervious to the overt slights of the narcissist.

She hung her dress on the same hook as a rather pretty pink and white flogger that looked as if it would hurt nastily, and went back into the kitchen to face Alan with as much equanimity as possible.

Meanwhile I have to move: That an address unto His Royal Highness Be humbly offered for his gracious message, And to assure him that his faithful Commons Are fully roused to the dark hazardries To which the life and equanimity Of Europe are exposed by deeds in France, In contravention of the plighted pacts At Paris in the course of yester-year.

But to remove that suzerainty, to deprive the Khalif of the wardenship of the Holy Places is to render Khilafat a mockery which no Mahomedan can possibly look upon with equanimity, I am not alone in my interpretation of the pledge.

She showed neither fright nor anger, and Malemute Kid chuckled at her well-bred equanimity.

Karelsen said stiffly, in spite of himself, because he knew now for sure that Milt was off again, and that the only way to handle him when he was a madman like this was to keep your equanimity.

And will Monok Ochem display similar equanimity when he sees what you have done?

Mrs Verloc, with the equanimity of a person untroubled by the problem of the distribution of wealth, and exploring the perspective of the roadway for an omnibus of the right colour.

Miss Morville, accepting the civility with equanimity, pointed out to him, in a helpful spirit, that Abney was still waiting to relieve him of his driving-coat.

Yet I have known a few women who withdraw from the orgy with enhanced equanimity, because their monthly courses are inhibited.

Without a word he gets up and, serviette in hand, crosses over among the tables, draws the cream-coloured curtains so that they lap well over one another, convinces himself by a glance over his shoulder that the ray from the setting sun is shut out and Frau Chauchat relieved, and with an air of perfect equanimity goes back to his place.