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Nov 29, 2011
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equable
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equable
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equable

PRONUNCIATION:
(EK-wuh-buhl, EE-kwuh-)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Not easily upset; tranquil.
2. Uniform; steady.
3. Free from extremes.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin aequus (even, equal). Earliest documented use: before 1676.

USAGE:
"It takes a lot to disturb the equable temperament of Celtic goalkeeper Jonathan Gould."
Ian Paul; Enforced Rest Has Left Gould Seething; The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland); Sep 29, 1999.

"What was, until quite recently, predictable, temperate, mild, and equable British weather, now sees the seasons reversed and temperature and rainfall records broken almost every year."
John Vidal; Extreme Weather Ahead; The Guardian (London, UK); Jun 14, 2011.

See more usage examples of equable in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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