im|per|tur|ba|ble [ˌımpəˈtə:bəbəl US -pərˈtə:r-] adj
remaining calm and unworried in spite of problems or difficulties
>imperturbably adv
>imperturbability [ˌımpətə:bəˈbılıti US -pərtə:r-] n [U]

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  • imperturbable — [ ɛ̃pɛrtyrbabl ] adj. • 1406; lat. imp. imperturbabilis, de perturbare « troubler » ♦ Que rien ne peut troubler, émouvoir. ⇒ inébranlable. « Arthur resta froid et imperturbable, en gentleman qui a pris la gravité pour base de son caractère »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Imperturbable — Im per*turb a*ble, a. [L. imperturbabilis; pref. im not + perturbare to disturb: cf. F. imperturbable. See {Perture}.] Incapable of being disturbed or disconcerted; as, imperturbable gravity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imperturbable — adjetivo 1. (ser / estar) Que no se perturba o altera, o que no muestra emoción alguna: A pesar de la tragedia, su rostro estaba imperturbable. Escuchó con rostro imperturbable todas las alegaciones. Sinónimo: impasible …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • imperturbable — (adj.) c.1500, from M.Fr. imperturbable and directly from L.L. imperturbabilis that cannot be disturbed (Augustine), from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + *perturbabilis, from L. perturbare to confuse, disturb (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • imperturbable — I adjective callous, calm, cold blooded, collected, composed, cool, dispassionate, even tempered, impassive, impervious, inexcitable, inexpressive, inured, levelheaded, nonchalant, patient, peaceable, philosophical, placid, resolute, sedate,… …   Law dictionary

  • imperturbable — composed, collected, *cool, unruffled, unflappable, nonchalant Analogous words: immobile, immovable: serene, *calm, tranquil, placid: *complacent, self satisfied, smug Antonyms: choleric, touchy Contrasted words: discomfited, disconcerted,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • imperturbable — [adj] calm, collected assured, complacent, composed, cool, cool as cucumber*, disimpassioned, equanimous, hard as nails*, immovable, nerveless, nonchalant, roll with punches*, sedate, self possessed, selfsatisfied, smug, stiff upper lip*, stoical …   New thesaurus

  • imperturbable — (Del lat. imperturbabĭlis). adj. Que no se perturba …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • imperturbable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to be upset or excited. DERIVATIVES imperturbability noun imperturbably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • imperturbable — [im΄pər tʉr′bə bəl] adj. [LL imperturbabilis: see IN 2, PERTURB, ABLE] that cannot be disconcerted, disturbed, or excited; impassive imperturbability n. imperturbably adv …   English World dictionary

  • imperturbable — (Del lat. imperturbabilis.) ► adjetivo Que no se perturba o altera: ■ tiene un carácter imperturbable. SINÓNIMO entero impertérrito inflexible inmutable * * * imperturbable adj. Se aplica a la persona que no se altera, que no experimenta o no… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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