Monday, June 14, 2004
equanimity noun [ee-kwuh-NIM-i-tee, ek-wuh-] mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
Definitions for equanimity
- mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
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Citations for equanimity
He responded to all these inquiries with equanimity, but in truth he couldn't wait to get out of there…
At times Omar's equanimity seemed a force, a strength to emulate. If he wasn't worried or frightened, then everything must be all right…
Origin of equanimity
Equanimity can be traced to the Latin aequanimitas, which is formed with aequus meaning "even, plain, equal" and animus meaning "mind, spirit, feelings." It entered English in the early 1600s.