Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

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





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up equilibrium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ