[ 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.

Origin of equanimous

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

Related forms

e·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.