Sedate

Definition of Sedate

Se`date´
a.1.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.

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