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equable

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛkwəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of equable in English:

adjective

1Not easily disturbed or angered; calm and even-tempered: he could look sterner than his equable temperament would suggest
More example sentences
  • Its equable temperament, unusual among terriers, results in large measure from the fact that it was originally a hunt terrier, expected to run peacefully with foxhounds.
  • Persians are the most mellow, sedentary and equable cats ever created.
  • Even so I seemed at every point of contact to be surrounded by abrasive people intent on disturbing my peace, my comfort, and my equable nature.
Synonyms
2Not varying or fluctuating greatly: an equable climate
More example sentences
  • The more equable climate should ensure a good night for the Europeans.
  • The equable climate, natural abundance of forest with plenty of herbs and medicinal plants and cool monsoon are best suited for rejuvenation.
  • These fossils are from a time when the warm equable climate of the early Eocene was changing to the cooler more seasonal climates that we know today.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'fair, equitable'): from Latin aequabilis, from aequare 'make equal' (see equate).

Derivatives

equability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • But it is offered through an ironizing equability of tone and a neatly decorous, unflappable ordering of the story, really a list of the elements that typify such an experience.
  • This equability of temperature is a consequence of the strong influence of the warm ocean waters.

equably

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • For these two angry peoples to live equably side-by-side, they would somehow have to de-caricature one another - as well as themselves.
  • It's a book in which you don't forget that someone is talking to you-always equably and forthrightly, often humorously.
  • You co-existed as equably as you could with parents who didn't understand you.

Words that rhyme with equable

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