Adjective "equable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not easily disturbed or angered; calm and even-tempered.
  1. 'As the others flounced and stamped their way through the jungle, Blackburn's equable temper won through.'
  2. 'For some reason, the editor has started to greet me with a growl, which can be a little on the disconcerting side for an equable chap like me.'
  3. 'He is every writing journalist's idea of a photographer: modest, equable, sober.'
  4. 'Further, it is to be hoped that a more equable frame of mind may help create the right kind of emotional and mental conditions for physical healing - in which ever way it is sought - to take place.'
  5. 'She looked up into his face, but it was completely equable behind the mask, and Isis could not recognize who it was.'
  6. 'While his discourse is extreme and accusatory, his demeanor is equable and deliberate.'
  7. 'His true marvel has been to maintain an equable temper in conditions which really ought to have quadrupled his 15-a-day smoking habit.'
  8. 'My temper, generally, is equable, as is my outlook.'
  9. 'Hamon keeps his camera moving, shooting his equable subject from various angles, often jumping from his face to his hands and back in what seems to be an effort to inject movement into a visually static film.'
  10. 'He was also extremely experienced, mentally robust, and equable.'
Not varying or fluctuating greatly.
  1. 'The coastal belt is warm and equable with moderate rainfall but conditions become progressively more arid and extreme further inland.'
  2. 'Many cycads may be grown outdoors in California and the southern United States, but they cannot seem to tolerate the less equable climate in other parts of the nation.'
  3. 'The equable climate, natural abundance of forest with plenty of herbs and medicinal plants and cool monsoon are best suited for rejuvenation.'
  4. 'These fossils are from a time when the warm equable climate of the early Eocene was changing to the cooler more seasonal climates that we know today.'
  5. 'Such rapid changes in temperature could throw a body still further out of balance; the prevailing assumption held that equable temperatures generated the best health.'
  6. 'The climate is equable, with hot summers, pleasant springs and autumns and cool winters.'
  7. 'In the Torres Islands the predominant seasonal winds occur within a weather regime that is fairly equable throughout the year.'
  8. 'The climate even at high latitudes during much of this period was warm and equable year-round, described by one investigator as ‘wall-to-wall Jamaica.’'
  9. 'The coast has an equable Mediterranean climate well suited to agriculture.'
  10. 'Calm is emphasised by silence, and by the equable temperature.'


1. free from many changes or variations; uniform: an equable climate; an equable temperament.

2. uniform in operation or effect, as laws.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be equable in lives."

"climates can be equable."

"temperatures can be equable."

"temperaments can be equable."

"people can be equable."

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Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘fair, equitable’): from Latin aequabilis, from aequare ‘make equal’ (see equate).