Emotional vs Equanimity - What's the difference?

emotional | equanimity |


As an adjective emotional

is of or relating to the emotions.

As a noun equanimity is

the state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress.

emotional

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to the emotions.
  • emotional crisis
  • Characterised by emotion.
  • Determined by emotion rather than reason.
  • emotional decision
  • Appealing to or arousing emotion.
  • emotional speech
  • Easily affected by emotion.
  • She’s an emotional person.
  • Readily displaying emotion.
  • emotional greeting

    Synonyms

    * demonstrative * effusive * sentimental * temperamental

    Derived terms

    * emotional cripple * emotionalise (also emotionalize) * emotionalism * emotionally * * *

    equanimity

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Noun

  • the state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress
  • * 1954 , Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions
  • Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.

    Synonyms

    * composure * calmness * even-mindedness * See also