Sedate Se*date", a. [L. sedatus, p. p. of sedare, sedatum, to allay, calm, causative of sedere to sit. See {Sit}.] Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul, mind, or temper. [1913 Webster]

Disputation carries away the mind from that calm and sedate temper which is so necessary to contemplate truth. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

Whatsoever we feel and know Too sedate for outward show. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Settled; composed; calm; quiet; tranquil; still; serene; unruffled; undisturbed; contemplative; sober; serious. [1913 Webster] -- {Se*date"ly}, adv. -- {Se*date"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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