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imperturbability

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The condition or quality of being imperturbable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being imperturbable.

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  • noun A state of calm, unruffled self-assurance; aplomb, composure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun calm and unruffled self-assurance

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Examples

  • His imperturbability was a valuable asset; he never lost heart or dreamed of retiring from the arena, nor did he ever cease to impress his party as being their most useful and acceptable representative.

    The Imperialist

  • That steely imperturbability which is alternately the pride and pleasure of Mr. Untermyer's friends, the glittering surface of which it is said no cloud has ever shadowed or no gale disturbed, was fast losing its distinction under the influence of the excitement that welled up in the heaving bosom of the eminent cross-examiner; and excitement and he were so remote, so studiously antagonistic, that I looked on and listened in wonder for the outcome.

    Frenzied Finance Vol. 1: The Crime of Amalgamated

  • There's also something of his bat-in-a-bubble imperturbability in England's Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook .

    India's Heirs Are Not Apparent

  • To me they seem to have become as irrelevant as a Biedermeier bathing suit or the imperturbability of a gentleman.

    Blogging and Beckett

  • To me they seem to have become as irrelevant as a Biedermeier bathing suit or the imperturbability of a gentleman.

    2009 May 05 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • In other cases it is a communal voice, the voice of a town faced with something unfamiliar that kicks the legs from under a shared sense of middle-class imperturbability.

    Of Bouquets, Suburbs and 'Urth'

  • The desire to penetrate the surface of Egyptian imperturbability and fathom the hoary and arcane wisdom presumed to lurk beneath it is at least as old as Herodotus.

    The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson; Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley; and Egyptian Dawn by Robert Temple

  • His intelligence and imperturbability may be more important now than any theatrical display of profanity.

    President Obama's Bum Remark

  • His intelligence and imperturbability may be more important now than any theatrical display of profanity.

    President Obama's Bum Remark

  • I'm gonna try to buy him a drink (or a "drank," if you will) to see if we can get him a little more feisty and fiery in concert, crack through that pomaded sheen of imperturbability and let loose with some howls, a gyration or two (does he do that?) and other activities better suited to the Larimer Lounge.

    Heather Browne: Mayer Hawthorne Brings His Retro Cool to Denver This Week

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  • The ability to maintain utter calmness in the face of harsh opposition or stress, incapable of being upset or agitated; ultimate ataraxia.

    May 16, 2008