equanimity

[ ee-kwuh-nim-i-tee, ek-wuh- ]
/ ˌi kwəˈnɪm ɪ ti, ˌɛk wə- /

noun

mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.

Nearby words

  1. equalization payment,
  2. equalize,
  3. equalizer,
  4. equally,
  5. equanil,
  6. equanimous,
  7. equanimously,
  8. equant,
  9. equate,
  10. equation

Origin of equanimity

1600–10; < Latin aequanimitās, equivalent to aequ(us) even, plain, equal + anim(us) mind, spirit, feelings + -itās -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for equanimity

equanimity

/ (ˌiːkwəˈnɪmɪtɪ, ˌɛkwə-) /

noun

calmness of mind or temper; composure
Derived Formsequanimous (ɪˈkwænɪməs), adjectiveequanimously, adverb

Word Origin for equanimity

C17: from Latin aequanimitās, from aequus even, equal + animus mind, spirit

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