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calm

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of calm

  1. 1 free from storms or physical disturbance <after a stormy night of high winds and driving rains, the day dawned on a calm sea> Synonyms halcyon, hushed, lown [dialect], peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, still, stilly, tranquil, untroubled Related Words balmy, clement, equable, gentle, mild, moderate, temperate; clear, cloudless, fair, rainless, sunny, sunshiny, windless Near Antonyms blizzardy (also blizzardly), blustery, squally, windy; extreme, foul, intemperate, nasty, severe Antonyms agitated, angry, inclement, restless, rough, stormy, tempestuous, turbulent, unquiet, unsettled

  2. 2 free from emotional or mental agitation <bystanders tried to help the injured person remain calm while they waited for the ambulance to arrive> Synonyms collected, composed, cool, coolheaded, equal, level, limpid, peaceful, placid, possessed, recollected, sedate, self-composed, self-possessed, serene, smooth, together, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unruffled, unshaken, untroubled, unworried Related Words even, even-keeled, steady, well-adjusted, well-balanced; imperturbable, nerveless, unflappable, unshakable; centered, disciplined, equable, self-contained, self-controlled; affable, breezy, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, laid-back, loosey-goosey, mellow; carefree, nonchalant, unconcerned; assured, confident, self-assured; aloof, detached, dispassionate, indifferent; bovine, impassive, phlegmatic, sober, stolid; relaxed, relieved, tranquilized (also tranquillized) Phrases at peace Near Antonyms anxious, bothered, distressed, uneasy, unquiet, unsettled, worried; jittery, jumpy, nervous, restless, skittish, tense; high-strung, unstable, uptight Antonyms agitated, discomposed, disturbed, flustered, perturbed, unglued, unhinged, unstrung, upset

  3. 3 free from disturbing noise or uproar <the room became much calmer once the rowdy tour group had left> Synonyms arcadian, quiet, hushed, peaceful, placid, restful, serene, still, stilly, tranquilRelated Words noiseless, silent, soundless; mute, speechless, wordless; dead, motionless, quiescent; muffled, muted, quieted; dull, gentle, low, soft; ultraquietNear Antonyms crazy, tempestuous, wild; blaring, blasting, booming, earsplitting, piercing, roaring, thundering, thunderousAntonyms boisterous, clamorous, clattery, deafening, loud, noisy, raucous, rip-roaring, roistering, romping, rowdy, tumultuous, unquiet, uproarious, woolly (also wooly)




calm

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of calm

  1. 1 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance <vacationing city dwellers who are tired of the hustle and bustle enjoy the calm of the secluded mountain village> Synonyms calmness, hush, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietness, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility) Related Words lull, pause, respite; silence; mildness, soothingness; comity, concord, harmony; casualness, easygoingness, informality, laid-backness, relaxedness Near Antonyms clamor, din, noise, racket Antonyms bustle, commotion, hubbub, hurly-burly, pandemonium, tumult, turmoil, unquietness, unrest, uproar

  2. 2 freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions <the batter always exudes an aura of calm, even in clutch situations> Synonyms peace, calmness, heartsease, peacefulness, placidity, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility)Related Words content, contentment, ease; comfort, consolation, relief, solace; quiet, quietude, reposeNear Antonyms care, concern, perturbation; strain, stress, tenseness, tension; consternation, desperateness, desperation, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, jitters, jumpiness, nervousness; fear, fearfulness, torment, upset; doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertaintyAntonyms agitation, alarm (also alarum), anguish, anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, uneasiness, vexation, worry




calm

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of calm

  1. 1 to free from distress or disturbance <the president's reassuring words did much to calm the public during the national emergency> Synonyms becalm, compose, lull, lullaby, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], salve, settle, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize) Related Words appease, conciliate, hush, mollify, pacify, placate; allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, lay, mitigate, quell, relax, relieve, solace; narcotize, sedate, stupefy Near Antonyms aggravate, heighten, intensify; arouse, excite, foment, incite, rouse, stir (up), work up Antonyms agitate, discompose, disquiet, disturb, key (up), perturb, upset, vex

  2. 2 to gain emotional or mental control of <he calmed himself before continuing the eulogy> Synonyms collect, compose, contain, control, re-collect, settleRelated Words hold back, restrain; rally, recover; lull, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)





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