not+equable

  • 1 equable —  , equitable  Most dictionaries define equable as meaning steady and unvarying, but it should also convey the sense of being remote from extremes. A consistently hot climate is not equable, no matter how unvarying the temperature. Similarly,… …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 2 equable, equitable —    Most dictionaries define equable as meaning steady and unvarying, but it should also convey the sense of being remote from extremes. A consistently hot climate is not equable, no matter how unvarying the temperature. Similarly, someone whose… …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 3 equable, equitable —    Most dictionaries define equable as meaning steady and unvarying, but it should also convey the sense of being remote from extremes. A consistently hot climate is not equable, no matter how unvarying the temperature. Similarly, someone whose… …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 4 equable — [ek′wə bəl, ē′kwəbəl] adj. [L aequabilis < aequare, to make equal < aequus, EQUAL] 1. not varying or fluctuating much; steady; uniform [an equable temperature] 2. not readily upset; even; tranquil; serene [an equable temperament] SYN.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Equable — E qua*ble (?; 277), a. [L. aequabilis, fr. aequare to make level or equal, fr. aequus even, equal. See {Equal}.] 1. Equal and uniform; continuing the same at different times; said of motion, and the like; uniform in surface; smooth; as, an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 equable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) calm and even tempered. 2) not varying or fluctuating greatly. DERIVATIVES equability noun equably adverb. ORIGIN Latin aequabilis, from aequare make equal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Equable shapes — A two dimensional equable shape (or perfect shape) is one whose area is numerically equal to its perimeter. For example, a right angled triangle with sides 5, 12 and 13 has area and perimeter both equal to 30 units.Equable shapes are not regarded …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 equable — eq|ua|ble [ˈekwəbəl] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: aequabilis, from aequare; EQUATE] 1.) formal someone who is equable remains calm and happy and does not often get annoyed ▪ a young man with a naturally equable temperament 2.) technical …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 equable even-tempered good-tempered placid — Good natured Good na tured, a. Naturally mild in temper; not easily provoked; amiable; cheerful; not taking offense easily; as, too good natured to resent a little criticism; the good natured policeman on our block; the sounds of good natured… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 equable — eq|ua|ble [ ekwəbl, ikwəbl ] adjective 1. ) FORMAL calm, reasonable, and not easily made angry or upset 2. ) equable weather is not extreme and does not change very much ╾ eq|ua|bly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 equable — adjective 1 formal calm and not easily annoyed: Mary s equable temperament made her easy to work with. 2 technical having weather or conditions that are neither too hot nor too cold: an equable climate equably adverb equability noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 equable — UK [ˈekwəb(ə)l] / US / US [ˈɪkwəb(ə)l] adjective formal 1) calm, reasonable, and not easily made angry or upset 2) equable weather is not extreme and does not change very much Derived word: equably adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 13 equable — /ˈɛkwəbəl / (say ekwuhbuhl) adjective 1. free from variations; uniform, as motion or temperature: *enjoying a fairly equable rainfall. –joseph furphy, 1903. 2. uniform in operation or effect, as laws. 3. tranquil, even, or not easily disturbed,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 equable — adj. 1 even; not varying. 2 uniform and moderate (an equable climate). 3 (of a person) not easily disturbed or angered. Derivatives: equability n. equably adv. Etymology: L aequabilis (as EQUATE) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 equable — [ ɛkwəb(ə)l] adjective 1》 calm and even tempered. 2》 not varying or fluctuating greatly: an equable climate. Derivatives equability noun equably adverb Origin C17 (in the sense fair, equitable ): from L. aequabilis, from aequare (see equate) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 equable — eq•ua•ble [[t]ˈɛk wə bəl, ˈi kwə [/t]] adj. 1) free from many changes or variations; uniform: an equable climate[/ex] 2) not easily annoyed or disturbed; calm; even tempered 3) uniform in operation or effect, as laws • Etymology: 1635–45; < L… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 Unequal — Un*e qual, a. [Cf. {Inequal}.] 1. Not equal; not matched; not of the same size, length, breadth, quantity, strength, talents, acquirements, age, station, or the like; as, the fingers are of unequal length; peers and commoners are unequal in rank …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 unequal — I. adjective Date: 1565 1. a. not of the same measurement, quantity, or number as another b. not like or not the same as another in degree, worth, or status 2. not uniform ; variable, uneven 3. a. badly balanced or matched < an unequal c …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 unequal — a. 1. Uneven, not alike. 2. Inferior. 3. Disproportioned, ill matched. 4. Irregular, not equable, not uniform. 5. Inadequate, insufficient. 6. (Bot.) Inequilateral …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 unequable — /ʌnˈɛkwəbəl/ (say un ekwuhbuhl) adjective not equable. –unequably, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary