from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Evenness of mind; that calm temper or firmness of mind which is not easily elated or depressed; patience; calmness; composure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Evenness of mind or temper; calmness or firmness, especially under conditions adapted to excite great emotion; a state of resistance to elation, depression, anger, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. steadiness of mind under stress
We weren’t rolling in money, but we certainly had enough to live well, and I approached my thirties with a certain … no, I really don’t want to use the word equanimity here, even though it’s apt.
When faced with a "Let it be" scenario, your sense of equanimity is the greatest victory.
The only mainstream name I can think of with anything approaching equanimity is Broder.
Another usage of the word equanimity refers to Buddhas having equanimity toward everyone.
When we achieve enlightenment, we attain a state of equanimity, which is neither happy nor sad.
The secret of this equanimity has been the knowledge that they held in reserve one of the most effective weapons of war, which hitherto they had allowed the enemy to wield against themselves.
His equanimity is his pride, and he rarely uses the bully pulpit of the Presidency for explicit criticism.
We can maintain non-attachment in equanimity, which is to remain balanced and not pulled one way or another by attraction or aversion.
Christopher DeMuth, the president of the conservative think tank, went out of his way to praise Rove's "equanimity" in the face of "sharks in the water."
Look, he's got a kind of equanimity that's very good and he recovered last night.