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[ee-kwuh-nim-i-tee, ek-wuh-] /ˌi kwəˈnɪm ɪ ti, ˌɛk wə-/

mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
/ˌiːkwəˈnɪmɪtɪ; ˌɛkwə-/
calmness of mind or temper; composure

c.1600, “fairness, impartiality,” from French équanimité, from Latin aequanimitatem (nominative aequanimitas) “evenness of mind, calmness,” from aequus “even, level” (see equal (adj.)) + animus “mind, spirit” (see animus). Meaning “evenness of temper” in English is from 1610s.


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