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


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


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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

/ (ˌiːkwəˈnɪmɪtɪ, ˌɛkwə-) /


calmness of mind or temper; composure

Derived forms of equanimity

equanimous (ɪˈkwænɪməs), adjectiveequanimously, adverb

Word Origin for equanimity

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