AskDefine | Define equanimity

Dictionary Definition

equanimity n : steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity" [syn: composure, calm, calmness] [ant: discomposure]

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Etymology

From aequus + animus

Noun

  1. The state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress.
    • 1954, Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions
      Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.

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