equable

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From Latin aequābilis, from aequō ‎(make level), from aequus ‎(even, level).

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equable ‎(comparative more equable, superlative most equable)

  1. Unvarying, Calm and steady; constant and uniform.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 18, [1]
      Turning to the prisoner, "Budd," he said, and scarce in equable tones, "Budd, if you have aught further to say for yourself, say it now."
  2. (of temperature) Free from extremes of heat or cold.
  3. (of emotions etc) Not easily disturbed; tranquil.

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equable m, f ‎(plural equables)

  1. equable (calm; steady; constant; uniform)