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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, January 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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equanimity

(noun) The quality of being calm and even-tempered.

Synonyms: calmness, composure

Usage: Because she was prepared for the news, she was able to respond with equanimity.
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my mother and father were composed of the death of my grandmother
Omar Mariani
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EQUANIMITY


NOUN
[MASS NOUN]

DEFINITION
Self-control, coolness together with a certain degree of self-assurance in dealing with difficult, trying situations

USAGE
At long last she felt much better because she learnt how to come to terms with the ups and downs of life, both good and bad things with equanimity

MORE EXAMPLES

‘I'm sure your performance isn't at all mixed,’ murmured Rupert to Mrs Sherwood who seemed to have accepted South Sussex's defeat with great equanimity. (Polo. Cooper, Jilly. London: Bantam (Corgi), 1991)

SYNONYMS

level-headedness, self-control, even-temperedness, placidity, sangfroid, self-possession, unflappability (highly colloquial)


ANTONYMS
concern, uneasiness, disquiet, edginess, misgiving, anxiety, the jitters (highly colloquial)
rogermue
Posted: Saturday, January 3, 2015 2:16:36 PM

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equanimity

Etymology
From French équanimité
From
Latin aequ-, from aequus adj meaning equal and similar meanings
Latin animi- from animus, noun meaning mind spirit;
when a suffix follows animus becomes animi
French final é becomes -y in English.
French -té from the Latin status meaning state, condition,
reduced to -tat-, over tet to French té.

Meaning of the word: a state of mind that remains in level or equal
condition regardless of outer influences such as danger, stress, offense etc.

Pronunciation /ekw.'nim.ti/ (the dot . is my simplified sign for the weak e).
According to OALD. I am almost sure that /-nim.ti/ is also spoken as
/-nimiti/.



Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Saturday, January 3, 2015 3:14:39 PM

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When I'm in my art studio, weather working or just "hanging-out", I am the epitome of equanimity.....Something seems to comes over me that I do not experience elsewhere within this world, unless it when I wander throughout the wilderness....
ellana
Posted: Saturday, January 3, 2015 3:49:51 PM
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This word 'equanimity' has very significant meaning for me. I am compelled to tell you about someone I met many years ago who used that word but also lived that word. We lost contact through the years essentially because I lived abroad. This past summer, I contacted him and visited him in his same hand made house and he is still the definition of equanimity. This fine person who was in the middle of a PhD in plant biology, very unfortunately contracted polio at the age of 30 with residual weakness in his left leg necessitating the use of a cane. Being on his own, he left his studies and settled into rural life pursuing the noble craft of cabinet maker, boat maker. And now at the tender age of 74, he has post polio syndrome but continues to live his inspirational humble life. Since he needs to sit for longer periods, he is now attempting to make lutes, that ancient stringed instrument.

Yes, equanimity is his name.
Irma Crespo
Posted: Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:43:12 PM

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ROGET'S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS Equanimity.- 856.INEXCITABILITY Nouns 3. equanimity, poise, aplomb, equilibrium, ballance, ballast; levelheadedness, level head [coll.], well-ballanced or well-regulated mind; self possession, self-control, self-command, self-restraint, restraint, possession, presence of mind; confidence, assurance, self-confidence, self-assurance; philosophicalness, philosophy. The excellence of equanimity is beyond all praise.-One of this disposition is not dejected in adversity,bnor elated in prosperity: he is afiable to others, and contented in himself.-Buck.
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