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Roget category 826

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.1. Affections in general

#826. [Absence of excitability, or of excitement.] Inexcitability


inexcitability, imperturbability, inirritabilityeven temper, tranquil mind, dispassiontolerance, patience, coolth [Coll.].
passiveness etc. (physical inertness) 172hebetude, hebetationimpassibility etc. (insensibility) 823stupefaction.
coolness, calmness etc. adj. — composure, placidity, indisturbance, imperturbation, sang froid [Fr.], tranquility, serenityquiet, quietudepeace of mind, mental calmness.
staidness etc. adj. — gravity, sobriety, Quakerismphilosophy, equanimity, stoicism, command of temperself-possession, self-control, self-command, self-restraint, ice water in one's veinspresence of mind.
submission etc. 725resignationsufferance, supportance, endurance, longsufferance, forbearancelonganimityfortitudepatience of Job, patience on a monument" [Twelfth Night], patience 'sovereign o'er transmuted ill'" [Johnson]; moderationrepression of feelings, subjugation of feelingrestraint etc. 751.
tranquillization etc. (moderation) 174.


be composed etc. adj.. laisser faire [Fr.], laisser aller [Fr.]take things easily, take things as they cometake it easy, rub on, live and let livetake easily, take cooly, take in good partaequam servare mentem [Lat.].
bear the brunt, bear wellgo through, support, endure, brave, disregard.
tolerate, suffer, stand, bideabide, abybear with, put up with, take up with, abide withacquiescesubmit etc. (yield) 725submit with a good graceresign oneself to, reconcile oneself tobrook, digest, eat, swallow, pocket, stomach.
make light of, make the best of, make 'a virtue of necessity'" [Chaucer]; put a good face on, keep one's countenancecheck etc. 751check oneself.
compose, appease etc. (moderate); 174propitiaterepress etc. (restrain) 751render insensible etc. 823overcome one's excitability, allay one's excitability, repress one's excitability etc. 825master one's feelings.
make oneself easymake one's mind easyset one's mind at ease, set one's mind at rest.
calm down, cool downgentlethaw, grow cool.
be borne, be enduredgo down.


inexcitable, unexcitableimperturbableunsusceptible etc. (insensible) 823unpassionate, dispassionatecold-blooded, irritableenduring etc. v. — stoical, Platonic, philosophic, staid, stayedsober, sober mindedgravesober as a judge, grave as a judgesedate, demure, cool-headed.
easy-going, peaceful, placid, calmquiet as a mousetranquil, serenecool as a cucumber, cool as a custardundemonstrative.
temperate etc. (moderate) 174composed, collectedunexcited, unstirred, unruffled, undisturbed, unperturbed, unimpassionedunoffendedunresisting.
meek, tolerant patient, patient as Jobsubmissive etc. 725tamecontent, resigned, chastened, subdued, lamblikegentle as a lambsuaviter in modo [Lat.]mild as mothers milksoft as peppermintarmed with patience, bearing with, clement, long-suffering.


like patience on a monument smiling at grief" [Twelfth Night]; aequo animo [Lat.], in cold blood etc. 823more in sorrow than in anger.


patience!, and shuffle the cards.


cool calm and collected," keep calm in the midst of a stormadversity's sweet milk, philosophy" [Romeo and Juliet]; mens aequa in arduis philosophia stemma non mens aequa in arduis philosophia stemma non inspecite [Lat.] [Seneca]; quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes [Lat.] [Horace]; they also serve who only stand and wait" [Milton].

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