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/ˌɛkwəˈnɪmɪtiː/, /ˌiːkwəˈnɪmɪtiː/
noun, singular
plural – equanimities


State of calmness and stability which is undisturbed even when one is exposed to extreme stress or pain.


composure, serenity, tranquility, self-control


disturbance, agitation, disruption

Derived forms

adj. equanimous
adv. equanimously

Word origin

The word originated from Latin aequanimitas (calmness). Another version suggests that the word stems from a Latin combination of aequus (calm) and animus (mind).


The concept of equanimity can often be found in religious works and philosophical scriptures.

Examples of sentences containing ‘equanimity’

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