[ek-wuh-buh l, ee-kwuh-]
- free from many changes or variations; uniform: an equable climate; an equable temperament.
- uniform in operation or effect, as laws.
Origin of equable
1635–45; < Latin aequābilis that can be made equal, similar, equivalent to aequ(us) equal, even + -ābilis -able
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1. steady, even, temperate.
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Examples from the Web for equable
He is an equable man who treats people fairly and has many friends.Bob Rubin's House of Cards
November 29, 2008
And she had the most equable of dispositions, her laughter ever rang out so heartily!Fruitfulness
Who would prefer such an alternation to the equable life of pure thought?Philebus
Mrs de Barral was an equable, unassuming woman, at that time.Chance
A full and equable contempt would soon do away with that, too.Victory
The men were happy, not hilariously so, but in a placid, equable fashion.The Long Roll
- even-tempered; placid
- unvarying; uniforman equable climate
C17: from Latin aequābilis, from aequāre to make equal
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Word Origin and History for equable
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