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equanimous

[ih-kwan-uh-muh s] /ɪˈkwæn ə məs/
adjective
1.
having or showing equanimity; even-tempered:
It was difficult to remain equanimous in the face of such impertinence.
Origin of equanimous
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin aequanim(us) (see equanimity) + -ous
Related forms
equanimously, adverb
equanimousness, noun
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  • Equanimity would be distinct from magnanimity; Sokrates and Lysander would not properly be magnanimous but equanimous.

    Aristotle George Grote
  • Such a speech as this from her equanimous cousin was literally without precedent.

Word Origin and History for equanimous
adj.

1650s, from Latin aequanimis (see equanimity) + -ous.

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