equanimity

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From French équanimité, from Latin aequanimitās (calmness, equanimity), from aequus (even; calm; fair) + animus (mind, soul) + -itās. Surface analysis is equ- +‎ animus +‎ -ity.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɛkwəˈnɪmɪtiː/, /ˌiːkwə-/

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equanimity (countable and uncountable, plural equanimities)

  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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