Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of an even, composed frame of mind; of a steady temper; not easily elated or depressed.
- adj. Calm and composed; of stable disposition.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of an even, composed frame of mind; of a steady temper; not easily elated or depressed.
- adj. in full control of your faculties
- From Latin aequus ("equal") with animus ("mind"). (Wiktionary)
“But the convict is equally equanimous about what the Bird thinks about him.”
“Aubry was similarly equanimous this week when she told Canal+ television she agreed with other women when it came to Strauss-Kahn's attitude toward the opposite sex.”
“He and I had one or two big fights -- and I was younger, far nastier and angrier and shot to kill, back then -- but, no matter what names I called him, the next time I spoke to him he was always equanimous, forgiving and affable. ...”
“This ether was called wuji, and that word can still be used to describe the equanimous, unassailable fortress of quiet acceptance that characterizes the unflappable among us.”
“Can I really be equanimous between pain and pleasure, love and its lack?”
“The way he always seemed on low idle, engine just purring, slouching in the wind in his anorak, equanimous, friendly, shy, at the edge of the group with his coffee mug, expending energy with perfect efficiency, saving it.”
“Perhaps the closest I can get to an explanation is that the agitated mind, if allowed to fully run its course without suppression of any thought or emotion, may simply exhaust itself and give up, revealing an underlying, more equanimous state.”
“These comment threads are starting to make the cable news folks seem reasonable and equanimous.”
“Imagine an enlightened doctor, the equanimous lawyer, and the benevolent mayor all taking their seat as yogis in the real world.”
“That having an equanimous mind was important for political leaders as much as for religious leaders.”
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