Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section I. Affections in General
Section IV. Possessive Relations

826. Inexcitability.

   NOUN:INEXCITABILITY, imperturbability, inirritability; even temper, tranquil mind, dispassion; toleration, tolerance, patience.
  PASSIVENESS &c. (physical inertness) [See Inertness]; hebetude, hebetation; impassibility (insensibility) [See Insensibility]; stupefaction.
  CALMNESS &c. adj.; composure, placidity, indisturbance, imperturbation, sang-froid [F.], coolness, tranquillity, serenity; quiet, quietude; peace of mind, mental calmness.
  EQUANIMITY, poise; staidness &c. adj.; gravity, sobriety, quietism, Quakerism; philosophy, stoicism, command of temper; self-possession, self-control, self-command, self-restraint; presence of mind.
  RESIGNATION, submission [See Submission]; sufferance, supportance, endurance, longsufferance, forbearance, longanimity, fortitude; patience of Job, “patience on a monument” [Twelfth Night], “patience sovereign o’er transmuted ill” [Johnson]; moderation; repression -, subjugation- of feeling; restraint [See Restraint]; tranquillization (moderation) [See Moderation].
   VERB:BE COMPOSED &c. adj.
  laisser faire [F.], laisser aller [F.]; take things -easily, – as they come; take it easy, rub on [colloq.], live and let live; take -easily, – coolly, – in good part; æquam servare mentem [L.].
  ENDURE; bear, – well, – the brunt; go through, support, brave, disregard; tolerate, suffer, stand, bide; abide, aby or abye; bear with, put up with, take up with, abide with; acquiesce; submit (yield) [See Submission]; submit with a good grace; resign -, reconcile- oneself to; brook, digest, eat, swallow, pocket, stomach; carry on, carry through; make light of, make the best of, make “a virtue of necessity” [Chaucer]; put a good face on, keep one’s countenance; check [See Restraint]- oneself.
  COMPOSE, appease (moderate) [See Moderation]; propitiate; repress (restrain) [See Restraint]; render insensible [See Insensibility]; overcome -, allay -, repress- one’s excitability [See Excitability]; master one’s feelings; make -oneself, – one’s mind- easy; set one’s mind at -ease, – rest; calm -, cool- down; gentle, tame, thaw, grow cool.
  BE BORNE, be endured, be swallowed; go down.
   ADJECTIVE:INEXCITABLE, imperturbable; unsusceptible (insensible) [See Insensibility]; dispassionate, unpassionate, cold-blooded, unirritable, inirritable; enduring &c. v.; stoical, Platonic, philosophic, staid, stayed [obs.], sober, – minded; grave; sober -, grave- as a judge; sedate, demure, cool-headed, level-headed.
  EASY-GOING, peaceful, placid, calm; quiet, – as a mouse; tranquil, serene; cool, – as -a cucumber, – custard [both colloq.]; undemonstrative.
  COMPOSED, collected; temperate &c. (moderate) [See Moderation]; unexcited, unstirred, unruffled, undisturbed, unperturbed, unimpassioned.
  MEEK, tolerant; patient, – as Job; unoffended; unresisting; submissive [See Submission]; tame; content, resigned, chastened, subdued, lamblike; gentle, – as a lamb; suaviter in modo [L.]; mild, – as mother’s milk; soft as peppermint; armed with patience, bearing with, clement, long-suffering, forbearant, longanimous.
   ADVERB:“like patience on a monument smiling at grief” [Twelfth Night]; æquo animo [L.], in cold blood [See Insensibility]; more in sorrow than in anger.
   INTERJECTION:patience! and shuffle the cards.    QUOTATIONS:
  1. It will all be the same one hundred years hence.
  2. This too will pass.
  3. Adversity’s sweet milk, philosophy.—Romeo and Juliet
  4. Mens æqua in arduis.
  5. Philosophia stemma non inspicit.—Seneca
  6. Quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes.—Horace
  7. They also serve who only stand and wait.—Milton
  8. Patience, thou young and rose-lipp’d cherubin.—Othello
  9. The mildest curate going.—Gilbert