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equanimous

[ih-kwan-uh-muh s]
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adjective
  1. having or showing equanimity; even-tempered: It was difficult to remain equanimous in the face of such impertinence.

Origin of equanimous

1645–55; < Latin aequanim(us) (see equanimity) + -ous
Related formse·quan·i·mous·ly, adverbe·quan·i·mous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for equanimous

Historical Examples

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

    The Adventures of a Widow</p>

    Edgar Fawcett

  • Equanimity would be distinct from magnanimity; Sokrates and Lysander would not properly be magnanimous but equanimous.

    Aristotle

    George Grote


Word Origin and History for equanimous

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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