eq|ua|nim|i|ty [ˌi:kwəˈnımıti, ˌekwə-] n [U]
[Date: 1600-1700; : Latin; Origin: aequanimitas, from aequo animo 'with level mind']
formal calmness in the way that you react to things, which means that you do not become upset or annoyed
He received the news with surprising equanimity.

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