[ ih-kwan-uh-muhs ]
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  1. having or showing equanimity; even-tempered: It was difficult to remain equanimous in the face of such impertinence.

Origin of equanimous

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

Other words from equanimous

  • e·quan·i·mous·ly, adverb
  • e·quan·i·mous·ness, noun

Words Nearby equanimous

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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.

    Why You Feel So Tired All the Time | Brad Stulberg | September 20, 2021 | Time
  • 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.