One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Calm and composed.
calm, equable, serene, composed, cool, calm, and collected, placid, untroubled, peaceful, peaceable, tranquil, gentle, mild, phlegmatic, imperturbable, unexcitableView synonyms
- ‘I'm not saying they were always equanimous but they had more equanimity than I had, less anxiety than I had.’
- ‘The Cardinal is anything but equanimous when it comes to contraception.’
- ‘Experience tends to be more vivid at medium levels and more equanimous at deep levels, whether it is hypnosis or meditation.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin aequanimus, from aequus ‘equal’ + animus mind.
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