(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. placidity, serenity, self-possession, calmness. See repose, inexcitability.Ant., agitation.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. calmness, equanimity, serenity, self-possession, calm, collectedness, nonchalance, cool-headedness, control, self-control, sang-froid, aplomb, poise, balance, tranquillity, stability, harmony, concord, assurance, self-assurance, imperturbability, peace of mind, serene state of mind, inexcitability, dispassion, even temper, tranquil mind, coolness, level-headedness, placidity, fortitude, moderation, self-command, gravity, sobriety, a cool head, presence of mind, equilibrium, steadiness, self-restraint, repose, quiescence, imperturbation, ease, evenness, staidness, tolerance, dignity, quiet, quietude, command of one's faculties, equability, stoicism, forbearance, cool*, unflappability*, the even tenor of one's ways*; see also dignity 1 , patience 1 , peace 3 , restraint 1 .
Ant. exuberance, passion*, wildness.
Syn.- composure implies the disciplining of one's emotions in a trying situation or habitual self-possession in the face of excitement; equanimity implies an inherent evenness of temper or disposition that is not easily disturbed; serenity implies a lofty, clear peace of mind that is not easily clouded by ordinary stresses or excitements; nonchalance implies a casual indifference to or a cool detachment from situations that might be expected to disturb one emotionally; sang-froid implies Great coolness and presence of mind in dangerous or trying circumstances
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
tranquility, calm, cool, self-possession, serenity, equanimity, poise, *head, aplomb, presence of mind, equilibrium.
ANT.: nervousness, anxiety, panic
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A stable, calm state of the emotions: aplomb, balance, collectedness, coolness, equanimity, imperturbability, imperturbableness, nonchalance, poise, sang-froid, self-possession, unflappability. Slang: cool. See CALM, FEELINGS.

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