[ ih-kwan-uh-muh s ]
/ ɪˈkwæn ə məs /


having or showing equanimity; even-tempered: It was difficult to remain equanimous in the face of such impertinence.

Nearby words

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

Origin of equanimous

1645–55; < Latin aequanim(us) (see equanimity) + -ous

Related formse·quan·i·mous·ly, adverbe·quan·i·mous·ness, noun

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Examples from the Web for equanimous

  • Equanimity would be distinct from magnanimity; Sokrates and Lysander would not properly be magnanimous but equanimous.

    Aristotle|George Grote
  • Such a speech as this from her equanimous cousin was literally without precedent.