equable

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EtymologyEdit

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

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɛk.wə.bəl/
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AdjectiveEdit

equable (comparative more equable, superlative most equable)

  1. Unvarying, calm and steady; constant and uniform.
    • 1841, Charles Dickens, chapter LXXXV, in Barnaby Rudge:
      The cheerful influence of the morning seemed to have some effect, even upon his equable temper.
    • 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 or f (plural equables)

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