- Calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation: she accepted both the good and the bad with equanimityMore example sentences
composure, calmness, calm, level-headedness, self-possession, self-control, even-temperedness, coolness, cool-headedness, presence of mind; serenity, placidity, tranquillity, phlegm, impassivity, imperturbability, unexcitability, equilibrium; poise, self-assurance, assurance, self-confidence, aplomb, sangfroid, nerve• informal cool, unflappability• rare ataraxy
- 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.
- The Indians have been watching all this, with equal fits of paroxysms of disbelief in private, and cool equanimity in public.
early 17th century (also in the sense 'fairness, impartiality'): from Latin aequanimitas, from aequus 'equal' + animus 'mind'.