[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 equably
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"You can't stop my knowing the truth," answered Foyle equably.The Grell Mystery
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"I should think it was the old Harry by your tone," rejoined Zeke equably.Jewel
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"You're a bossy sort of slob, Heslet Quillan," she said equably.Legacy
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"You-all had a gun in yore hand when we stahted in," said Sandy equably.Rimrock Trail
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- 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 equably
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