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imperturbable

[im-per-tur-buh-buh l] /ˌɪm pərˈtɜr bə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being upset or agitated; not easily excited; calm:
imperturbable composure.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Late Latin imperturbābilis. See im-2, perturbable
Related forms
imperturbability, imperturbableness, noun
imperturbably, adverb
Synonyms
composed, collected, impassive, cool, unmoved.
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Examples for imperturbable
  • Once again, the imperturbable transport secretary gave a smooth performance.
  • Some people are incurable contrarians or imperturbable logicians.
  • He curtsied low, and then bowed almost to the ground, with an imperturbable gravity that seemed almost suspicious.
  • In his own imperturbable firmness of character, my uncle had grown into the habit of never contradicting any one in conversation.
British Dictionary definitions for imperturbable

imperturbable

/ˌɪmpɜːˈtɜːbəbəl/
adjective
1.
not easily perturbed; calm; unruffled
Derived Forms
imperturbability, imperturbableness, noun
imperturbably, adverb
imperturbation (ˌɪmpɜːtɜːˈbeɪʃən) noun
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Word Origin and History for imperturbable
imperturbable
mid-15c., from L.L. imperturbabilis "that cannot be disturbed" (Augustine), from in- "not" + *perturbabilis, from L. perturbare "to confuse, disturb" (see perturb).
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