[ US /ˌikwəˈnɪmɪti/ ]
[ UK /ˌiːkwɐnˈɪmɪti/ ]
  1. steadiness of mind under stress
    he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
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How To Use equanimity In A Sentence

  • Occasionally, and in spite of his equanimity, his defensiveness is acute.
  • Despite having had an alcoholic father, he projected a sense of self-assurance and equanimity.
  • It is not surprising that the records of such a marvel, grounded upon the testimony of men and women bewildered first with grief, and next all but distracted with the sudden inburst of a gladness too great for that equanimity which is indispensable to perfect observation, should not altogether correspond in the minutiae of detail. Miracles of Our Lord
  • Though the monk admits to some concern about death by a staged accident, more time behind bars he can contemplate with an equanimity that exasperates authorities.
  • She maintained her equanimity throughout her long ordeal.
  • The Indians have been watching all this, with equal fits of paroxysms of disbelief in private, and cool equanimity in public.
  • Three years after the tragedy she has only just begun to regain her equanimity.
  • In what way might equanimity be exampled as important in that respect?
  • It did allow him to meet all of life's adversity, challenge and unpredictability with equanimity, compassion and balance.
  • Since they prudently did not get married, the situation seems to have been accepted with equanimity by the King and Archbishop Lanfranc.
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