se·date /sɪˈdet/ 及物動詞
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.
adj 1: characterized by dignity and propriety [syn: staid]
2: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to
keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet
sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise";
"the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence" [syn: grave,
v : cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to;
"The patient must be sedated before the operation" [syn:
calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise]