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calm

calm

 
pronunciation:
kam
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: calmer, calmest
definition 1: not moving; still.
The sea is calm today.
synonyms:
motionless, stationary, still
similar words:
placid, quiet, smooth, tranquil
definition 2: not disturbed or excited.
A good nurse stays calm at the sight of blood.
synonyms:
cool, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, still, tranquil
antonyms:
anxious, edgy, excited, frantic, nervous, stormy, tense, uneasy, upset, wild
similar words:
even, level, restful, smooth, steady
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a condition of freedom from disturbance; peace and quiet.
There was calm in the house while they were gone.
synonyms:
peace, peacefulness, placidity, restfulness
antonyms:
uproar
similar words:
comfort, composure, coolness, hush, lull, poise, rest, self-control, steadiness, still
definition 2: a lack of movement; stillness.
I like the calm of a forest before the wind comes up.
synonyms:
rest
similar words:
hush, still
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: calmed, calming, calms
definition 1: to reduce excitement; make quieter.
The speaker calmed the angry crowd.
synonyms:
appease, pacify, quiet, settle, soothe, still
antonyms:
agitate, alarm, arouse, distress, excite, inflame, provoke, ruffle, scare
similar words:
collect, comfort, hush, lull
definition 2: to become calm (usually followed by "down").
I'll calm down when I know that she is safe.
synonyms:
cool off, settle down
antonyms:
anger
similar words:
hush, quiet down, relax, settle, soothe, still
derivations: calming (adj.), calmly (adv.), calmness (n.)
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