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  1. imperturbability, dogged indifference
  • 1973: There was no longer any need for fortitude: he felt nothing at present and there was no point in artificial . (O'Brian, HMS Surprise)
  • 1993: I was nonplussed, I stared at my teacher, never before had his swollen face seemed so replete with indifference, stone . (Self, My Idea Of Fun)
    1. A state of extreme calm
  • Etymology: From ataraxie < Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (ataraxia) "impassiveness < from (polytonic, á-) (a-) "not" + (polytonic, ) (tarassÅ) "I disturb".

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