Ataraxia is a blissful, peaceful state of mind. Many people who meditate hope to achieve a state of ataraxia.

If you tend to get flustered, you're probably envious of your calm, serene friend's ataraxia — it might seem like she never seems to worry about anything. This word is sometimes written as ataraxy in English, from the Greek root ataraxia, literally "impassiveness," from a-, "not," and tarassein, "to disturb or confuse." In ancient Greece, the Epicureans most famously sought the state of ataraxia, which they considered to be true happiness.

Definitions of ataraxia
  1. noun
    peace of mind
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    placidity, quiet, repose, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity
    a disposition free from stress or emotion
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