verb (used with object), se·dat·ed, se·dat·ing.
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After I settled down to the sedateness which is supposed to belong to the Staff, I began to enjoy life very much.Vanished Arizona|Martha Summerhayes
He was a grown man, neither wise nor clever; but with a man's sedateness of spirit and a man's hopes.Hodge and His Masters|Richard Jefferies
“The lamb has an entirely unmerited character for sedateness,” agreed Clovis.
I could have endorsed Clovelly's estimate of her so far as her reserve and sedateness were concerned.Mrs. Falchion, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Moreover, not a thrill of life stirred her tight-fitting bodice; she was all massiveness and all sedateness.The Fat and the Thin|Emile Zola