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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid 17th century


(of a person) Not easily disturbed or angered; calm and even-tempered.


Not varying or fluctuating greatly.

Examples of Equable in a sentence

"Dad is easier to bargain with because of his equable personality."

"The sea was equable and glassy, with not a single wave in sight."

About Equable

Equable’s modern definition of “fair and equitable” comes from the Latin words “aequabilis” and “aequare” (make equal).

Did you Know?

If the continual temperature fluctuation in a climate with four seasons seems rough to handle, it might be time to seek out an equable climate. An equable climate is one that has very little temperature variation. Some parts of Florida and California, for example, largely experience the same temperatures throughout the year, making them popular destinations for retirees and snowbirds.

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