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 for sedateness
From 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.
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           Disputation carries away the mind from that calm and
           sedate temper which is so necessary to contemplate
           truth.                                   --I. Watts.
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           Whatsoever we feel and know
           Too sedate for outward show.             --Wordsworth.
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     Syn: Settled; composed; calm; quiet; tranquil; still; serene;
          unruffled; undisturbed; contemplative; sober; serious.
          [1913 Webster] -- Se*date"ly, adv. -- Se*date"ness,
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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