V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. steadiness of mind, especially under stress; 2. calm temperament

Synonyms: balance, composure, poise, dignity, aplomb, assurance, serenity

Antonyms: anxiety, agitation, discomposure

Tips: To help you remember the definition of equanimity, think of equal, therefore balanced or even. If you handle something with equanimity, you are remaining balanced and composed.

Usage Examples:

Great leaders are able to face turbulent times with equanimity and remain strong under stress. (composure, poise)

It was a difficult problem to solve, but he handled it with equanimity, and his composure paid off when he found the solution. (composure, aplomb)

She faced her critics with equanimity and impressed them with her self-assurance. (dignity, composure)

His equanimity was impressive, considering the stress he was under. (serenity, composure)

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