(Greek > Latin: confusion, disturbance, irritation, trouble, lack of calmness)
2. Etymology: from Greek ataraktos, "undisturbed": based on the negative prefix a-, "not" + tarak; a variant stem of the verb tarassein, "to disturb, to confuse".
"It has been proposed that drugs of this type be designated as ataraxias."
"Ataraxia was the state of calm and indifference sought as an objective by the Stoics, members of a philosophical school founded by Zeno about 300 B.C., who taught the rigid suppression of passions, self-indulgences, and unjust thoughts."
"Ataraxia resulted in the teaching of indifference to pleasure or pain which led to the definition of stoical as "impassive" with the implication of austere courage and submission without complaint to the inevitable hard knocks of life."
2. Freedom from disturbance of mind or passion; stoical indifference.
3. In psychiatry, absence of anxiety or confusion; untroubled calmness; inner harmony; especially without depression of mental faculties or clouding of consciousness.
2. Etymology: from Greek tarassein, "to disturb, to confuse" + -genic, "creating, beginning, produced by".