What does the word sedate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Sedateness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Sedately.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Habitually calm; sober; staid.

Usage examples for sedate

  1. She claims it by right of the gentle manners, joyous but sedate, of her inhabitants, by the grace of their pure Tuscan speech, and by the unique delicacy of her architecture. – Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III. by John Symonds
  2. No, this is a very sedate party; I'll be home early. – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. But I forgot all about him and his hurry when, shortly after, we sat at the table- d'hote at the hotel, and the sedate Germans lit their cigars, some of them before they had finished eating, and sat smoking as if there were plenty of leisure for everything in this world. – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009