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equanimity Syllabification: e·qua·nim·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌekwəˈnimədē/

Definition of equanimity in English:

noun

Mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation: she accepted both the good and the bad with equanimity
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms

Origin

Early 17th century (also in the sense 'fairness, impartiality'): from Latin aequanimitas, from aequus 'equal' + animus 'mind'.

Derivatives

equanimous

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Pronunciation: /əˈkwänəməs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Be equanimous to your feelings about the outside world.
  • I needed to remain equanimous as well as in full awareness of the pain.

Words that rhyme with equanimity

anonymity, dimity, magnanimity, proximity, pseudonymity, pusillanimity, unanimity

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