calm

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.

Primary Meanings of calm

1.
adjnv
not agitated; without losing self-possession
steadiness of mind under stress
make calm or still
2.
nadj
wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
(of weather) free from storm or wind
Full Definitions of calm
1

adj not agitated; without losing self-possession

“spoke in a calm voice”
“remained calm throughout the uproar”
Synonyms:
serene, tranquil, unagitated
composed
serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress

n steadiness of mind under stress

Synonyms:
calmness, composure, equanimity
Antonyms:
discomposure
a temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure
Types:
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
ataraxia
peace of mind
Type of:
disposition, temperament
your usual mood

v make calm or still

Synonyms:
calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
Antonyms:
agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
Types:
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lull
calm by deception
compose
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
Type of:
comfort, console, solace, soothe
give moral or emotional strength to

v make steady

Synonyms:
becalm, steady
Type of:
stabilise, stabilize
become stable or more stable

v become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation

Synonyms:
calm down, chill out, cool it, cool off, settle down, simmer down
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

Synonyms:
sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
Antonyms:
arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate
cause to be alert and energetic
Types:
hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise, mesmerize
induce hypnosis in
entrance, spellbind
put into a trance
Type of:
affect
act physically on; have an effect upon
2

n wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale

Synonyms:
calm air
Type of:
air current, current of air, wind
air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

adj (of weather) free from storm or wind

calm seas”
Synonyms:
placid, quiet, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled
(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
settled
not changeable
windless
without or almost without wind
peaceable, peaceful
not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
Antonyms:
stormy
(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
choppy
rough with small waves
dirty
unpleasantly stormy
gusty, puffy
blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts
squally
characterized by brief periods of violent wind or rain
thundery
accompanied with thunder
inclement
(of weather or climate) severe
unpeaceful
not peaceful
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