ataractic

ataraxia

[at-uh-rak-see-uh]
noun
a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.
Also, ataraxy [at-uh-rak-see] .


Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin < Greek: calmness, equivalent to atarák(tos) unmoved (a- a-6 + tarak-, variant stem of tarássein to disturb + -tos verbid suffix) + -s(is) -sis + -ia -ia

ataractic [at-uh-rak-tik] , ataraxic, adjective, noun
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ataractic or ataraxic (ˌætəˈræktɪk, ˌætəˈræksɪk)
 
adj
1.  able to calm or tranquillize
 
n
2.  obsolete an ataractic drug
 
ataraxic or ataraxic
 
adj
 
n

ataraxia or ataraxy (ˌætəˈræksɪə, ˈætəˌræksɪ)
 
n
calmness or peace of mind; emotional tranquillity
 
[C17: from Greek: serenity, from ataraktos undisturbed, from a-11 + tarassein to trouble]
 
ataraxy or ataraxy
 
n
 
[C17: from Greek: serenity, from ataraktos undisturbed, from a-11 + tarassein to trouble]

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ataraxia
also Anglicized as ataraxy, c.1600, from Mod.L., from Gk. ataraxia "impassiveness," from a-, privative prefix, + tarassein "to disturb."
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