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Apollonian

[ap-uh-loh-nee-uh n] /ˌæp əˈloʊ ni ən/
adjective
1.
pertaining to the cult of Apollo.
2.
(lowercase) serene, calm, or well-balanced; poised and disciplined.
3.
(lowercase) having the properties of or preferring classic beauty.
Compare Dionysian (def 2).
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Greek apollṓni(os) of Apollo + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Apollonian

Apollonian

/ˌæpəˈləʊnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Apollo or the cult of Apollo
2.
(sometimes not capital) (in the philosophy of Nietzsche) denoting or relating to the set of static qualities that encompass form, reason, harmony, sobriety, etc
3.
(often not capital) harmonious; serene; ordered
Compare Dionysian
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