ataraxia


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ataraxia

 [at″ah-rak´se-ah] (Gr.)
serenity, calmness, peace of mind.

at·a·rax·i·a

(at'ă-rak'sē-ă),
Calmness and peace of mind; tranquility.
[G. a- priv. + taraktos, disturbed, + -ia]

ataraxia

[at′ərak′sē′ə]
Etymology: Gk, a, not, tarakos, disturbed
a vague state of mental tranquility.

ataraxia

Tranquillity or peace of mind.

at·a·rax·i·a

, ataraxy (ată-raksē-ă, -raksē)
Calmness and peace of mind; tranquility.
[G. a- priv. + taraktos, disturbed, + -ia]

ataraxia (at´ərak´sēə),

n a state of complete serenity without im-pairment of mental or physical functions.

ataraxia

a state of detached serenity without depression of mental faculties or impairment of consciousness.
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