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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Se·date a.  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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a trait of dignified seriousness [syn: staidness, solemnity,