Just saying the word calm reminds you of how it feels to be calm — steady, at rest, not agitated, chilled out, caaaaalllmmmm. Waters without waves? People without drama? Sounds calm.

Some synonyms of the adjective calm are peaceful and even-tempered. As a verb, it describes making someone steady and still — in other words, calm. Taking a walk or calling a friend might help you calm down when you are upset. As a noun, calm is a state of peace or stillness — the calm of your neighborhood at daybreak or the calm you seek when you exercise.

Definitions of calm
  1. adjective
    not agitated; without losing self-possession
    “spoke in a calm voice”
    “remained calm throughout the uproar”
    synonyms: serene, tranquil, unagitated
    serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress
  2. noun
    steadiness of mind under stress
    synonyms: calmness, composure, equanimity
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    a temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure
    aplomb, assuredness, cool, poise, sang-froid
    great coolness and composure under strain
    placidity, quiet, repose, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity
    a disposition free from stress or emotion
    peace of mind
    type of:
    disposition, temperament
    your usual mood
  3. verb
    make calm or still
    synonyms: calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
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    agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on
    cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
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    calm by deception
    calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet
    appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate
    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    assure, reassure
    cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
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    comfort, console, solace, soothe
    give moral or emotional strength to
  4. verb
    make steady
    synonyms: becalm, steady
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    type of:
    stabilise, stabilize
    become stable or more stable
  5. verb
    become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
    synonyms: calm down, chill out, cool it, cool off, settle down, simmer down
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    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  6. verb
    cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
    synonyms: sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
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    arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate
    cause to be alert and energetic
    hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise, mesmerize
    induce hypnosis in
    entrance, spellbind
    put into a trance
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    act physically on; have an effect upon
  7. noun
    wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    synonyms: calm air
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    air current, current, current of air, wind
    air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
  8. adjective
    (of weather) free from storm or wind
    calm seas”
    placid, quiet, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled
    (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    not changeable
    without or almost without wind
    peaceable, peaceful
    not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
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    (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion
    angry, furious, raging, tempestuous, wild
    (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    billowing, billowy, surging
    characterized by great swelling waves or surges
    blustering, blusterous, blustery
    blowing in violent and abrupt bursts
    boisterous, fierce, rough
    violently agitated and turbulent
    blowy, breezy, windy
    abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes
    rough with small waves
    unpleasantly stormy
    gusty, puffy
    blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts
    characterized by brief periods of violent wind or rain
    accompanied with thunder
    (of weather or climate) severe
    not peaceful
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