Synonyms and Antonyms of calmness
1 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance <the unusual calmness of the lake gave its surface a strikingly glassy appearance> Synonyms calm, 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, relaxednessNear Antonyms clamor, din, noise, racketAntonyms bustle, commotion, hubbub, hurly-burly, pandemonium, tumult, turmoil, unquietness, unrest, uproar
2 evenness of emotions or temper <her resolute calmness in a crisis serves her well as a nurse in the emergency room> Synonyms aplomb, equanimity, collectedness, composedness, composure, cool, coolness, countenance, equilibrium, imperturbability, placidity, repose, sangfroid, self-composedness, self-possession, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilnessRelated Words assurance, confidence, poise, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-trust; easygoingness, laid-backness; apathy, detachment, impassivity, indifference, insensibility, numbness, phlegm, unconcernNear Antonyms alarm (also alarum), anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, disquiet, solicitude, uneasiness, worry; excitability, excitableness, nervousness; disturbanceAntonyms agitation, discomposure, perturbation
3 freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions <a teacher who handles even the most vexing situations with a clearheaded calmness> Synonyms calm, peace, 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
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