- 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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Related Wordstedium, confidence, equanimity, self-assurance, tact, elegance, aplomb, calmness, serenity, grace, composure, coolness, tranquillity, similarity, dreariness, humdrum, flatness, dryness, uniformity, evenness
Examples from the Web for equability
His remainder of equability departed; his impatience increased.Beauchamp's Career, Complete
The equability of the temperature is probably conducive to health.
How this equability of temperature has been maintained does not now matter.Astronomy
Caroline had something of her father's equability under attack.The Graftons
Its poise and equability began to grow trivial, its exalted familiarity to become mere vulgarity.Impressions And Comments
- 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 equability
1530s, from Latin aequabilitas, from aequabilis (see equable).
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