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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a trait of dignified seriousness;
[syn: sedateness, staidness, solemnity, solemness]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sedateness n 1: a trait of dignified seriousness [syn: sedateness, staidness, solemnity, solemness]