Roget category 8266. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.1. Affections in general
[Absence of excitability, or of excitement.]
passiveness etc. (physical inertness) 172 — hebetude†, hebetation† — impassibility etc. (insensibility) 823 — stupefaction.
coolness, calmness etc. adj. — composure, placidity, indisturbance†, imperturbation†, sang froid [Fr.], tranquility, serenity — quiet, quietude — peace of mind, mental calmness.
staidness etc. adj. — gravity, sobriety, Quakerism† — philosophy, equanimity, stoicism, command of temper — self-possession, self-control, self-command, self-restraint, ice water in one's veins — presence of mind.
submission etc. 725 — resignation — sufferance, supportance†, endurance, longsufferance†, forbearance — longanimity† — fortitude — patience of Job, patience on a monument" [Twelfth Night], patience 'sovereign o'er transmuted ill'" [Johnson]; moderation — repression of feelings, subjugation of feeling — restraint etc. 751.
tranquillization etc. (moderation) 174†.
laisser faire [Fr.],
laisser aller [Fr.] —
take things easily,
take things as they come —
take it easy,
live and let live —
take in good part —
aequam servare mentem [Lat.].
bear the brunt, bear well — go through, support, endure, brave, disregard.
tolerate, suffer, stand, bide — abide, aby† — bear with, put up with, take up with, abide with — acquiesce — submit etc. (yield) 725 — submit with a good grace — resign oneself to, reconcile oneself to — brook, 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 countenance — check etc. 751 — check oneself.
compose, appease etc. (moderate); 174 — propitiate — repress etc. (restrain) 751 — render insensible etc. 823 — overcome one's excitability, allay one's excitability, repress one's excitability etc. 825 — master one's feelings.
make oneself easy — make one's mind easy — set one's mind at ease, set one's mind at rest.
calm down, cool down — gentle — thaw, grow cool.
be borne, be endured — go down.
sober minded —
sober as a judge,
grave as a judge —
easy-going, peaceful, placid, calm — quiet as a mouse — tranquil, serene — cool as a cucumber, cool as a custard — undemonstrative.
temperate etc. (moderate) 174 — composed, collected — unexcited, unstirred, unruffled, undisturbed, unperturbed, unimpassioned — unoffended† — unresisting.
meek, tolerant — patient, patient as Job — submissive etc. 725 — tame — content, resigned, chastened, subdued, lamblike† — gentle as a lamb — suaviter in modo [Lat.] — mild as mothers milk — soft as peppermint — armed with patience, bearing with, clement, long-suffering.
like patience on a monument smiling at grief"
aequo animo [Lat.],
in cold blood
more in sorrow than in anger.
and shuffle the cards.
cool calm and collected,"
keep calm in the midst of a storm —
adversity's sweet milk, philosophy"
[Romeo and Juliet];
mens aequa in arduis philosophia stemma non mens aequa in arduis philosophia stemma non inspecite [Lat.]
quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes [Lat.]
they also serve who only stand and wait"
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