equanimity

[ee-kwuh-nim-i-tee, ek-wuh-]
noun
mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin aequanimitās, equivalent to aequ(us) even, plain, equal + anim(us) mind, spirit, feelings + -itās -ity


serenity, self-possession, aplomb.


panic, disquiet, discomposure, agitation.
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equanimity (ˌiːkwəˈnɪmɪtɪ, ˌɛkwə-)
 
n
calmness of mind or temper; composure
 
[C17: from Latin aequanimitās, from aequus even, equal + animus mind, spirit]
 
equanimous
 
adj
 
e'quanimously
 
adv

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equanimity
c.1600, from Fr. equanimite, from L. aequanimitatem (nom. aequanimitas), from aequus "even" + animus "mind, spirit."
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Example sentences
He projects both energetic conviction and calm equanimity.
The customer regained her equanimity.
Her equanimity is striking, although her job presumably is exhausting.
His conception of a vengeful deity didn't help his equanimity.
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