ataraxy
noun /ˈætəɹæksi/

, 1973: There was no longer any need for fortitude: he felt nothing at present and there was no point in artificial ataraxy. (OBrian, HMS Surprise)

b) A state of extreme calm

, 1993: I was nonplussed, I stared at my teacher, never before had his swollen face seemed so replete with indifference, stone ataraxy. (Self, My Idea Of Fun)


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  • Ataraxy — Ataraxia At a*rax i*a, Ataraxy At a*rax y, n. [NL. ataraxia, Gr. ataraxi a; a priv. + tarakto s disturbed, tara ssein to disturb.] Perfect peace of mind, or calmness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ataraxy — Synonyms and related words: accidia, acedia, aloofness, apathy, ataraxia, benumbedness, blah, blahs, bovinity, calmness, carelessness, casualness, comatoseness, composure, contemplation, coolness, detachment, disinterest, dispassion,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ataraxy — n. calm, freedom from worry, tranquility …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ataraxy — [ atəraksi] (also ataraxia ˌatə raksɪə) noun literary a state of serene calmness. Derivatives ataractic adjective ataraxic adjective Origin C17: from Fr. ataraxie, from Gk ataraxia impassiveness , from a not + tarassein disturb …   English new terms dictionary

  • ataraxy — at·a·raxy …   English syllables

  • ataraxy —   n. tranquillity of mind; imperturbability.    ♦ ataractic,    ♦ ataraxic, n. & a. (drug) able to calm or tranquillize …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ataraxy — n. (also ataraxia) calmness or tranquillity; imperturbability. Etymology: F ataraxie f. Gk ataraxia impassiveness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anton Neumark — Anton Neumark, 2008 год Основная информация Полное имя Дмитренко Антон Михайлович Дата рождения …   Википедия

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  • Ataraxia — At a*rax i*a, Ataraxy At a*rax y, n. [NL. ataraxia, Gr. ataraxi a; a priv. + tarakto s disturbed, tara ssein to disturb.] Perfect peace of mind, or calmness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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