What does "even-keeled" mean? If someone is described to be even-keeled, what does that mean?
Apr 25, 2016 2:01 PM
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It is from a nautical term. Keel is part of a ship. If a ship is level and evenly balanced in the water then it is even-keeled. If a person is even-keeled, then they are of a calm temperament.
April 25, 2016
From a thesaurus: .....calm, composed, even-tempered, imperturbable, peaceful, placid, serene, stable, steady, unexcitable, well-balanced.... The image is one of a boat which stays steady on the water.
April 25, 2016
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