Someone who isn't at all upset, agitated, or anxious has the quality of calmness. Even though you're a nervous flier, your seatmate's calmness will help reassure and soothe you during your long flight.

Your famously patient and composed grandfather is well known for his calmness, and your boss may compliment your own calmness under pressure if you're never rattled during busy shifts at work. Places and situations can also have this quality: "The calmness in my friend's quiet house is a contrast to my huge, noisy family." A lack of intense weather is another kind of calmness, like the calmness on a lake after a storm passes.

Definitions of calmness
  1. noun
    a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement
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    the feeling of being agitated; not calm
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    placidity, placidness
    a feeling of calmness; a quiet and undisturbed feeling
    coolness, imperturbability, imperturbableness
    calm and unruffled self-assurance
    quietness, quietude, tranquility, tranquillity
    a state of peace and quiet
    ataraxis, heartsease, peace, peace of mind, peacefulness, repose, serenity
    the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    easiness, relaxation
    a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry
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    the experiencing of affective and emotional states
  2. noun
    steadiness of mind under stress
    synonyms: calm, 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
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    disposition, temperament
    your usual mood
  3. noun
    an absence of strong winds or rain
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    stillness, windlessness
    calmness without winds
    lull, quiet
    a period of calm weather
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    good weather
    weather suitable for outdoor activities
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