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marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low
  • an area with an equable climate would be our first choice for a place in which to settle

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How does the adjective equable differ from other similar words?

The words even and steady are common synonyms of equable. While all three words mean "not varying throughout a course or extent," equable implies lack of extremes or of sudden sharp changes.

maintain an equable temper

When would even be a good substitute for equable?

The words even and equable are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, even suggests a lack of variation in quality or character.

an even distribution

In what contexts can steady take the place of equable?

The synonyms steady and equable are sometimes interchangeable, but steady implies lack of fluctuation or interruption of movement.

steady progress

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The first known use of equable was in 1677

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“Equable.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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