The state or quality of being sedate; calmness of mind, manner, or countenance; composure; placidity; serenity; tranquillity.

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  • sedateness — index composure, decorum, moderation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sedateness — Ⅰ. sedate [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) calm and unhurried. 2) staid and rather dull. DERIVATIVES sedately adverb sedateness noun. ORIGIN originally used also as a medical term in the sense «not sore or painful»: from Latin sedare settle …   English terms dictionary

  • Sedateness — Sedate Se*date , a. [L. sedatus, p. p. of sedare, sedatum, to allay, calm, causative of sedere to sit. See {Sit}.] Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul, mind, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sedateness — noun see sedate I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sedateness — See sedately. * * * …   Universalium

  • sedateness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun High seriousness of manner or bearing: graveness, gravity, sobriety, solemnity, solemnness, staidness. See ATTITUDE, HEAVY, STYLE …   English dictionary for students

  • sedateness — se date·ness || sɪ deɪnɪs n. calmness, tranquility; composure, staidness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sedateness — se·date·ness …   English syllables

  • sedateness — noun a trait of dignified seriousness • Syn: ↑staidness, ↑solemnity, ↑solemness • Derivationally related forms: ↑solemn (for: ↑solemness), ↑solemn ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Staidness — Staid ness, n. The quality or state of being staid; seriousness; steadiness; sedateness; regularity; the opposite of {wildness}, or {levity}. [1913 Webster] If sometimes he appears too gay, yet a secret gracefulness of youth accompanies his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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