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

  • Such a speech as this from her equanimous cousin was literally without precedent.

    The Adventures of a Widow

    Edgar Fawcett

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


    George Grote

Word Origin and History for equanimous


1650s, from Latin aequanimis (see equanimity) + -ous.

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