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calm

calm

 
pronunciation:
kam
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: calmer, calmest
definition 1: without or almost without motion; still; unmoving.
The boat glided over the calm sea.
synonyms:
impassive, motionless, stationary, still, unmoving
antonyms:
boisterous, choppy, frantic, frenetic, heavy, turbulent, wild
similar words:
composed, inactive, placid, quiescent, quiet, serene, smooth, tranquil, undisturbed, unruffled
definition 2: free of disturbance or strong feeling.
I prefer working in a calm environment.The candidate gave a calm answer to an angry questioner.They spent a calm day relaxing by the pool.Passengers on the train were asked to remain calm.
synonyms:
collected, composed, cool, imperturbable, peaceful, placid, quiet, sedate, serene, still, tranquil, undisturbed, unruffled
antonyms:
anxious, distraught, edgy, excited, frantic, frenetic, hot-blooded, manic, nervous, panic, stormy, tempestuous, tense, uneasy, uproarious, upset, volatile, wild
similar words:
dispassionate, easygoing, even, halcyon, level, pacific, restful, smooth, steady, stoic, unflappable
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a condition of freedom from disturbance or excitation; serenity.
She enjoyed the calm of the house after all the guests had gone.
synonyms:
peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietude, repose, restfulness, serenity, tranquillity
antonyms:
agitation, bedlam, disquiet, disturbance, foreboding, hysteria, trepidation, uproar
similar words:
comfort, composure, coolness, equanimity, hush, lull, poise, rest, sang-froid, self-control, self-possession, steadiness, still
definition 2: an absence of movement; stillness.
The calm of the lake made it a good day for fishing.
synonyms:
repose, rest, stillness
antonyms:
agitation
similar words:
hush, inactivity, quiet, still
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: calmed, calming, calms
definition: to reduce agitation or excitement in; make quieter.
The speaker calmed the angry crowd.The medicine calmed his nerves.I had a cup of tea and tried to calm myself.
synonyms:
appease, compose, mollify, pacify, placate, quiet, settle, smooth, soothe, still, tranquilize
antonyms:
agitate, alarm, arouse, distress, excite, inflame, provoke, ruffle, scare, whip up
similar words:
allay, assuage, collect, comfort, conciliate, hush, lull, quell, rest, subdue
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become calm (often fol. by down).
After the wind calmed, we set sail again.Calm down, and I'll tell you the whole story.
synonyms:
cool it, cool off, lull, settle down, tranquilize
antonyms:
anger
similar words:
hush, quiet down, relax, settle, soothe, still
derivations: calming (adj.), calmly (adv.), calmness (n.)
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