ataraxia

[ at-uh-rak-see-uh ]
/ ˌæt əˈræk si ə /

noun

a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.

Nearby words

  1. ataman,
  2. atamasco lily,
  3. atar,
  4. ataractic,
  5. atarax,
  6. atascadero,
  7. ataturk, kemal,
  8. atatürk,
  9. atatürk, kemal,
  10. atavic

Also at·a·rax·y [at-uh-rak-see] /ˈæt əˌræk si/.

Origin of ataraxia

1595–1605; < Latin < Greek: calmness, equivalent to atarák(tos) unmoved (a- a-6 + tarak-, variant stem of tarássein to disturb + -tos verbid suffix) + -s(is) -sis + -ia -ia

Related formsat·a·rac·tic [at-uh-rak-tik] /ˌæt əˈræk tɪk/, at·a·rax·ic, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ataraxia

ataraxia

ataraxy (ˈætəˌræksɪ)

/ (ˌætəˈræksɪə) /

noun

calmness or peace of mind; emotional tranquillity

Word Origin for ataraxia

C17: from Greek: serenity, from ataraktos undisturbed, from a-1 1 + tarassein to trouble

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