OTHER WORDS FROM equanimouse·quan·i·mous·ly, adverbe·quan·i·mous·ness, noun
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MORE ABOUT EQUANIMOUS
What does equanimous mean?
Equanimous means having emotional stability and composure, particularly in times of high stress.
Example: It can be difficult for students to remain equanimous during final exams, so we encourage them to manage their stress in healthy ways.
Where does equanimous come from?
Equanimous comes from the Latin aequanim(us). It is a combination of aequus, meaning “equal,” and animus, meaning “mind.” Equanimous is first recorded in English in the mid-1600s.
The word equanimous has been used in religions and philosophical practices to describe a state of mind that people should strive for—essentially a state of calm and tranquility. In Buddhism and some other spiritual practices, one who is equanimous is said to have found a sense of peace (the noun form equanimity is often listed as one of Buddhism’s four “sublime states of mind”). Although equanimous is the adjective form of equanimity, it is typically used much more narrowly and much less commonly.
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Followers of some religions and philosophies strive to achieve an equanimous state of mind.
forgiveness is rooted in empathy, understanding and perspective. that’s the hardest part to understand, but when you do everything within feels equanimous
— divine astro goddess 🍃 (@melanatedmomma) December 26, 2019
An open heart – kind, joyful, compassionate, equanimous. Receptive, radiating universal unconditional love..
If you do not want to do this for others, do it for yourself – because YOU do not want to suffer anymore
There's no other way
Open your heart. Experience it's truth
— No Mud, No Lotus (@JoyfulAwareness) December 14, 2019
Maintaining a peaceful, happy and equanimous state of mind, irrespective of situations or circumstances, is true yoga. pic.twitter.com/F034fR1BT7
— Swami Purnachaitanya (@purnachaitanya) February 3, 2019
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How to use equanimous in a sentence
Since I tend to do the traditional thing where I get depressed after a crappy race, I wondered how some people could be so equanimous after a bad day.
Even the calmest, most equanimous people benefit from at least occasional periods of excitement.
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.The Adventures of a Widow|Edgar Fawcett