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