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equilibrium

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of equilibrium

  1. 1 a condition in which opposing forces are equal to one another <we must find an equilibrium between commercial development and conservation of our natural treasures> Synonyms counterpoise, equilibration, balance, equipoise, poise, stasisRelated Words counterbalance, offset; firmness, fixedness, security, stability, steadinessNear Antonyms changeability, fluctuation, inconstancy, insecurity, instability, mutability, precariousness, shakiness, unsteadiness, volatilityAntonyms disequilibration, disequilibrium, imbalance, nonequilibrium, unbalance

  2. 2 evenness of emotions or temper <that stunning insult left me speechless, and several minutes passed before I recovered my equilibrium> Synonyms aplomb, calmness, collectedness, composedness, composure, cool, coolness, countenance, equanimity, imperturbability, placidity, repose, sangfroid, self-composedness, self-possession, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilnessRelated Words assurance, confidence, poise, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-trust; easygoingness, laid-backness; apathy, detachment, impassivity, indifference, insensibility, numbness, phlegm, unconcernNear Antonyms alarm (also alarum), anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, disquiet, solicitude, uneasiness, worry; excitability, excitableness, nervousness; disturbanceAntonyms agitation, discomposure, perturbation





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