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Sedateness definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SEDA'TENESS, n. Calmness of mind, manner or countenance; freedom from agitation; a settled state; composure; serenity; tranquillity; as sedateness of temper or soul; sedateness of countenance; sedateness of conversation.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a trait of dignified seriousness [syn: sedateness, staidness, solemnity, solemness]

Merriam Webster's

noun see sedate I

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 temper. Disputation carries away the mind from that calm and sedate temper which is so necessary to contemplate truth. --I. Watts. Whatsoever we feel and know Too sedate for outward show. --Wordsworth. Syn: Settled; composed; calm; quiet; tranquil; still; serene; unruffled; undisturbed; contemplative; sober; serious. -- Se*date"ly, adv. -- Se*date"ness, n.



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