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[mass noun] Calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation.‘she accepted both the good and the bad with equanimity’
composure, calmness, calm, level-headedness, self-possession, self-control, even-temperedness, coolness, cool-headedness, presence of mindserenity, placidity, tranquillity, phlegm, impassivity, imperturbability, unexcitability, equilibriumpoise, self-assurance, assurance, self-confidence, aplomb, sangfroid, nervecool, unflappabilityataraxyView synonyms
- ‘Occasionally, and in spite of his equanimity, his defensiveness is acute.’
- ‘Despite that, I am maintaining my equanimity and not losing my temper.’
- ‘When the tyrants found him bearing all the agony with perfect equanimity they became helpless.’
- ‘Providing only that my private and domestic circumstances give me pleasure, you will find my equanimity quite remarkable.’
- ‘The Indians have been watching all this, with equal fits of paroxysms of disbelief in private, and cool equanimity in public.’
- ‘A hymn to me is a song that contains a sense of equanimity and compassion, and a reverence for human relationships.’
- ‘He accepted with equanimity whatever life might bring him.’
- ‘Despite having had an alcoholic father, he projected a sense of self-assurance and equanimity.’
- ‘Practice helps with medical skills and the emotional equanimity.’
- ‘That was a prospect I could face with equanimity.’
- ‘Its limpid pools, vivid colours and unusual plants will reinforce your sense of tranquility and equanimity.’
- ‘I certainly would not accept it with equanimity and expect that things carried on as they are, if that is what is happening.’
- ‘One suspects he will need the wisdom of Solomon to handle the situation with total equanimity.’
- ‘It is difficult to behave with equanimity under such provocation.’
- ‘This understanding endowed me with tolerance to appreciate differing points of view with equanimity.’
- ‘Emotional equanimity relates to the affective competence that involves self-regulation of emotions and feelings.’
- ‘Thanks to his equanimity and good sense, he had given France the most trouble-free regency in its history.’
- ‘No one should ever contemplate the loss of life with equanimity.’
- ‘It did allow him to meet all of life's adversity, challenge and unpredictability with equanimity, compassion and balance.’
- ‘Since they prudently did not get married, the situation seems to have been accepted with equanimity by the King and Archbishop Lanfranc.’
Early 17th century (also in the sense fairness, impartiality): from Latin aequanimitas, from aequus equal + animus mind.
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