equanimity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Latin aequanimitas, from aequo animo with even mind Date: circa 1616 1. evenness of mind especially under stress <
nothing could disturb his equanimity
>
2. right disposition ; balance <
physical equanimity
>
Synonyms: equanimity, composure, sangfroid mean evenness of mind under stress. equanimity suggests a habit of mind that is only rarely disturbed under great strain <
accepted her troubles with equanimity
>
. composure implies the controlling of emotional or mental agitation by an effort of will or as a matter of habit <
maintaining his composure even under hostile questioning
>
. sangfroid implies great coolness and steadiness under strain <
handled the situation with professional sangfroid
>
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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