(of a person) not easily disturbed or angered; calm and even-tempered.
• not varying or fluctuating greatly : an - climate.
1 fair and impartial : an - balance of power.
2 Law valid in equity as distinct from law : the beneficiaries have an - interest in the property.
verb [ trans. ]
1 formal censure or criticize severely : the papers that had been -ing him were now lauding him.
noun ( pl. -cies)
an urgent need or demand : women worked long hours when the -s of the family economy demanded it | he put financial - before personal sentiment.
a person who lives outside their native country : American -s in London.
(of a person) living outside their native country : - writers and artists.
• archaic expelled from one's native country.
verb |eksˈpātrēˌāt| |ɛkˈspeɪtriˈeɪt| |ɪksˈpatrɪeɪt| |-ˈpeɪtrɪeɪt| |ɛks-| [ intrans. ]
settle oneself abroad : candidates should be willing to -.
verb ( past -swore ; past part. -sworn ) [ trans. ] formal
agree to give up or do without (something) : he would never - the religion of his people.
• ( - oneself/be -) swear falsely; commit perjury : I swore that I would lead us safely home and I do not mean to be -.
1 complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree : they are almost embarrassingly - in their appreciation.
an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder : an unforgivable social -.