- a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.
Origin of ataraxia
Related Words for ataraxycomposure, coolness, aplomb, calmness, serenity, tranquillity, confidence, self-possession, peace, poise, steadiness, patience, detachment, calm, imperturbability, phlegm, placidity, assurance, cool, ataraxia
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Historical Examples of ataraxy
Thus philosophy is only an apprenticeship of death, and not of life; it tends to death by its image, apathy and ataraxy.Christianity and Greek Philosophy
Benjamin Franklin Cocker
- calmness or peace of mind; emotional tranquillity
Word Origin for ataraxia
Word Origin and History for ataraxy
also Englished as ataraxy, "calmness, impassivity," c.1600, from Modern Latin, from Greek ataraxia "impassiveness," from a-, privative prefix, + tarassein (Attic tarattein) "to disturb, confuse," from PIE root *dher- "to make muddy, darken."