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Definitions of sedate

  1. Sedateness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Sedately. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul, mind, or temper. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Quiet: serene: serious. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Quiet; calm; serious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Habitually calm; sober; staid. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Composed; calm; unruffled by passion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Staid; serious; calm; unimpassioned; composed; quiet. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for sedate

  1. Gilbert, approaching with them, was first recognized by his old friend, Sally Fairthorn, whose voice of salutation was so loud and cheery, as to cause two or three sedate old " women- friends" to turn their heads in grave astonishment. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  2. But each of these authors was prior to Isocrates: so that the preference can be due to him only for his moderate use, and not for the invention of the art: for as he is certainly much easier in the turn of his metaphors, and the choice of his words, so his numbers are more composed and sedate – Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. by Cicero
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