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English Dictionary: sedateness by the DICT Development Group
2 results for sedateness
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a trait of dignified seriousness [syn: sedateness, staidness, solemnity, solemness]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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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