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sedate         

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      adj  
1    habitually calm and composed in manner; serene  
2    staid, sober, or decorous  
     (C17: from Latin sedare to soothe; related to sedere to sit)  
  sedately      adv  
  sedateness      n  
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sedate          [2]  
      vb   tr   to administer a sedative to  
     (C20: back formation from sedative)  

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sedate

  
  
calm, collected, composed, cool, decorous, deliberate, demure, dignified, earnest, grave, imperturbable, middle-aged, placid, proper, quiet, seemly, serene, serious, slow-moving, sober, solemn, staid, tranquil, unflappable     (informal)   unruffled  
  
Antonyms     
   agitated, excitable, excited, flighty, impassioned, jumpy, nervous, undignified, uninhibited, unsteady, wild  

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