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