Definition of Ataraxia

1. Noun. Peace of mind.

Generic synonyms: Placidity, Quiet, Repose, Serenity, Tranquility, Tranquillity
Derivative terms: Ataractic, Ataraxic



Definition of Ataraxia

1. n. Perfect peace of mind, or calmness.

Definition of Ataraxia

1. Noun. (literary Greek philosophy) A pleasure that comes when the mind is at rest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ataraxia

1. peace of mind [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ataraxia

1. Calmness and peace of mind; tranquility. Origin: G. A-priv. + taraktos, disturbed, + -ia (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ataraxia

atalaya
atalayas
ataluren
ataman
atamans
atamasco
atamascos
atamestane
atap
ataps
atar
ataractic
ataractic agent
ataractic drug
ataractics
ataraxia (current term)
ataraxias
ataraxic
ataraxics
ataraxies
ataraxis
ataraxy
ataries
atars
ataunto
atavaquone
atavic
atavism
atavisms
atavist

Literary usage of Ataraxia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism by Mary Mills Patrick (1899)
"As soon as it touched the picture it produced a representation of the foam.3 Thus the Sceptics were never able to attain to ataraxia by examining the ..."

2. Ethics: An Investigation of the Facts and Laws of the Moral Life by Wilhelm Max Wundt (1897)
"However closely ataraxia may seem to approach apathy, the two are far removed from each other by the ... Thus ataraxia enters wholly into the service of ..."

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