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 equable weather is neither too hot nor too cold
a place with a pleasant, equable climate
>equably adv
She smiled equably.

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