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mass noun
  • Calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation.

    ‘she accepted both the good and the bad with equanimity’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A hymn to me is a song that contains a sense of equanimity and compassion, and a reverence for human relationships.’
    • ‘Its limpid pools, vivid colours and unusual plants will reinforce your sense of tranquility and equanimity.’
    • ‘I certainly would not accept it with equanimity and expect that things carried on as they are, if that is what is happening.’
    • ‘Emotional equanimity relates to the affective competence that involves self-regulation of emotions and feelings.’
    • ‘Practice helps with medical skills and the emotional equanimity.’
    • ‘Despite having had an alcoholic father, he projected a sense of self-assurance and equanimity.’
    • ‘It did allow him to meet all of life's adversity, challenge and unpredictability with equanimity, compassion and balance.’
    • ‘When the tyrants found him bearing all the agony with perfect equanimity they became helpless.’
    • ‘Occasionally, and in spite of his equanimity, his defensiveness is acute.’
    • ‘Thanks to his equanimity and good sense, he had given France the most trouble-free regency in its history.’
    • ‘Despite that, I am maintaining my equanimity and not losing my temper.’
    • ‘Providing only that my private and domestic circumstances give me pleasure, you will find my equanimity quite remarkable.’
    • ‘This understanding endowed me with tolerance to appreciate differing points of view with equanimity.’
    • ‘No one should ever contemplate the loss of life with equanimity.’
    • ‘Since they prudently did not get married, the situation seems to have been accepted with equanimity by the King and Archbishop Lanfranc.’
    • ‘That was a prospect I could face with equanimity.’
    • ‘He accepted with equanimity whatever life might bring him.’
    composure, calmness, calm, level-headedness, self-possession, self-control, even-temperedness, coolness, cool-headedness, presence of mind
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/ˌiːkwəˈnɪmɪti/ /ˌɛkwəˈnɪmɪti/


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