Definition of equable in English:
1(Of a person) not easily disturbed or angered; calm and even-tempered.
- 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.
1.1Not varying or fluctuating greatly: an equable climate
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- 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.
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- 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.
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- 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.
Pronunciation: /ˌekwəˈbilədē/ /ˌēkwəˈbilədē/noun
Words that rhyme with equablelovable • sizable • usable
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