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Synonyms for calm
kɑm; older kæm; spelling pron. kɑlmcalm

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  1. calmverb

    Synonyms:
    soothe, pacify, quieten, subdue, ease, cool off, calm down

    Antonyms:
    anxious, nervous, stressed

  2. calmverb

    The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.

    Synonyms:
    cool off, pacify, ease, calm down, soothe, subdue, quieten

    Antonyms:
    nervous, stressed, anxious

  3. calmnoun

    Free of noise and disturbance.

    Synonyms:
    ease, subdue, pacify, calm down, quieten, soothe, cool off

    Antonyms:
    anxious, nervous, stressed

  4. calmadjective

    with little waves on the surface.

    Antonyms:
    nervous, anxious, stressed

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. calm

    That is calm which is free from disturbance or agitation; in the physical sense, free from violent motion or action; in the mental or spiritual realm, free from excited or disturbing emotion or passion. We speak of a calm sea, a placid lake, a serene sky, a still night, a quiet day, a quiet home. We speak, also, of "still waters," "smooth sailing," which are different modes of expressing freedom from manifest agitation. Of mental conditions, one is calm who triumphs over a tendency to excitement; cool, if he scarcely feels the tendency. One may be calm by the very reaction from excitement, or by the oppression of overpowering emotion, as we speak of the calmness of despair. One is composed who has subdued excited feeling; he is collected when he has every thought, feeling, or perception awake and at command. Tranquil refers to a present state, placid, to a prevailing tendency. We speak of a tranquil mind, a placid disposition. The serene spirit dwells as if in the clear upper air, above all storm and shadow.

    The star of the unconquered will,
    He rises in my breast,
    Serene, and resolute, and still,
    And calm, and self-possessed.

    Longfellow Light of Stars st. 7.

    Synonyms:
    collected, composed, cool, dispassionate, imperturbable, peaceful, placid, quiet, sedate, self-possessed, serene, smooth, still, tranquil, undisturbed, unruffled

    Antonyms:
    agitated, boisterous, disturbed, excited, fierce, frantic, frenzied, furious, heated, passionate, raging, roused, ruffled, stormy, turbulent, violent, wild, wrathful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. calm

    Synonyms:
    smooth, pacify, compose, allay, still, soothe, appease, assuage, quiet, tranquilize

    Antonyms:
    stir, excite, agitate, disconcert, ruffle, lash, heat, discompose

Princeton's WordNet

  1. composure, calm, calmness, equanimitynoun

    steadiness of mind under stress

    "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

    Synonyms:
    equanimity, calm air, calmness, composure

    Antonyms:
    gusty, breezy, furious, tempestuous, choppy, rough, discomposed, boisterous, wild, puffy, raging, blusterous, blowy, blustery, fierce, dirty, angry, billowing(a), stormy, billowy, squally, surging, thundery, blustering(a), windy, charge, turn on, rouse, agitate, excite, charge up, commove

  2. calm air, calmadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    equanimity, calm air, calmness, composure

    Antonyms:
    squally, blustering(a), billowy, gusty, stormy, angry, furious, surging, billowing(a), dirty, blowy, windy, discomposed, tempestuous, blusterous, boisterous, blustery, wild, raging, choppy, puffy, breezy, fierce, thundery, rough, excite, charge up, charge, turn on, commove, rouse, agitate

  3. calm, unagitated, serene, tranquiladjective

    not agitated; without losing self-possession

    "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"; "he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil"; "tranquil life in the country"

    Synonyms:
    unagitated, placid, serene, still, smooth, unruffled, tranquil, quiet

    Antonyms:
    squally, surging, blustering(a), billowy, rough, gusty, raging, billowing(a), furious, angry, blustery, discomposed, puffy, thundery, boisterous, wild, stormy, blowy, dirty, windy, breezy, choppy, blusterous, fierce, tempestuous, commove, excite, agitate, charge up, rouse, turn on, charge

  4. calmverb

    (of weather) free from storm or wind

    "calm seas"

    Synonyms:
    serene, unagitated, tranquil

    Antonyms:
    surging, rough, furious, gusty, breezy, wild, blustery, boisterous, tempestuous, windy, dirty, choppy, raging, billowy, fierce, angry, puffy, blusterous, thundery, stormy, discomposed, squally, blowy, billowing(a), blustering(a), charge, excite, agitate, rouse, charge up, turn on, commove

  5. calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stillverb

    make calm or still

    "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

    Synonyms:
    silence, hush, tranquilize, relieve, tranquillize, becalm, quiet down, ease, tranquillise, still, chill out, quiet, shut up, quiesce, hush up, sedate, cool off, cool it, simmer down, steady, settle down, allay, pipe down, lull, calm down, quieten

    Antonyms:
    windy, billowing(a), squally, breezy, angry, surging, blustering(a), stormy, fierce, tempestuous, discomposed, gusty, furious, raging, blusterous, boisterous, choppy, dirty, blustery, billowy, thundery, blowy, wild, puffy, rough, charge, charge up, agitate, turn on, rouse, excite, commove

  6. steady, calm, becalmverb

    make steady

    "steady yourself"

    Synonyms:
    stabilise, tranquilize, tranquillize, becalm, tranquillise, still, chill out, quiet, sedate, cool off, cool it, simmer down, steady, settle down, brace, lull, calm down, stabilize, quieten

    Antonyms:
    billowing(a), furious, puffy, fierce, boisterous, rough, choppy, dirty, thundery, discomposed, windy, tempestuous, blusterous, gusty, angry, billowy, wild, squally, breezy, blowy, raging, blustering(a), blustery, surging, stormy, charge up, charge, agitate, excite, turn on, commove, rouse

  7. calm, calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, settle down, cool itverb

    become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation

    "After the fight both men need to cool off."; "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."

    Synonyms:
    tranquilize, tranquillize, becalm, cool, settle, cool down, tranquillise, still, chill out, quiet, sedate, cool off, cool it, simmer down, steady, settle down, root, steady down, lull, calm down, take root, quieten

    Antonyms:
    dirty, blusterous, stormy, wild, breezy, discomposed, squally, puffy, billowing(a), raging, fierce, surging, choppy, rough, tempestuous, furious, thundery, angry, blustering(a), gusty, billowy, blustery, windy, boisterous, blowy, rouse, turn on, charge up, commove, charge, excite, agitate

  8. sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquilliseverb

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

    "The patient must be sedated before the operation"

    Synonyms:
    tranquilize, tranquillize, becalm, tranquillise, still, chill out, quiet, sedate, cool off, cool it, simmer down, steady, settle down, lull, calm down, quieten

    Antonyms:
    choppy, windy, rough, breezy, tempestuous, surging, blustering(a), stormy, discomposed, wild, boisterous, thundery, squally, puffy, angry, raging, dirty, billowing(a), blustery, fierce, blusterous, furious, blowy, gusty, billowy, charge, charge up, agitate, commove, excite, turn on, rouse

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Editors Contribution

  1. breathe

    i have calm breathing.

    try to calm down.

    Submitted by anonymous on December 22, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. calmadjective

    Synonyms:
    tranquil, serene, placid, quiet, still, smooth, halcyon, peaceful

  2. calmadjective

    Synonyms:
    undisturbed, composed, collected, unruffled, sedate, mild, cool

  3. calmnoun

    Synonyms:
    serenity, CALMNESS

  4. calmverb

    Synonyms:
    still, compose, hush, smooth, allay, lull

  5. calmverb

    Synonyms:
    tranquillize, becalm, pacify, appease, assuage, quiet, soothe, soften, mollify, moderate, alleviate

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. CALM

    Synonyms:
    Candesartan And Lisinopril Microalbuminuria study

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How to use calm in a sentence?

  1. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    We have to do everything to calm down the situation and in this spirit I think all sides need to make a contribution.

  2. President Donald Trump:

    This was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made, it didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will.

  3. Neymar Sr.:

    One more step was taken, indeed, a huge and definitive one, in the hard journey of this nightmare that we have lived in the last and never ending couple of months, son, let's make our life move on and on, always with the head held high, the heart calm and the peace and quiet of the innocent.

  4. Nathalie Emmanuel:

    Can I just say the response after Missandei's demise has been overwhelming, honestly I was calm about the whole thing but the outpouring of love, anger, sadness has left me all in my feelings. #yougotme #thankyou.

  5. Lukman Otunuga:

    A sense of calm has certainly returned to financial markets following the heavy sell-off across equities witnessed earlier in the week.


Translations for calm

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  • هادي, هدوءArabic
  • aliqaAymara
  • тынысBashkir
  • затишие, усмирявам, спокоен, тишина, спокойствие, мирен, успокоявам, стихвам, покой, успокоявам се, тих, безветриеBulgarian
  • calm, calmar, calmaCatalan, Valencian
  • klid, uklidnit, klidnýCzech
  • stille, ro, rolig, blive stille, stilhed, blive rolig, berolige, vindstilleDanish
  • Ruhe, beruhigen, ruhig, ruhig stellen, windstill, StilleGerman
  • ηρεμώ, γαλήνιος, ηρεμία, γαλήνη, ήρεμοςGreek
  • serena, trankvilaEsperanto
  • calma, calmado, calmo, sosiegoSpanish
  • آرام, ساکتPersian
  • rauhallinen, tyyni, tyyneys, levollisuus, tyyntyä, pläkä, rauhallisuus, tyynnyttää, tyven, rauhoittua, rauhoittaa, levollinenFinnish
  • tranquille, calmeFrench
  • socairIrish
  • suaimhneach, fèathScottish Gaelic
  • calmarGalician
  • שלווה, רגוע, הרגיע, נרגע, רוגע, שלווHebrew
  • csendes, megnyugszik, megnyugtat, nyugodt, lecsendesít, lecsendesülHungarian
  • հանգիստ, հանգստություն, խաղաղությունArmenian
  • tenangIndonesian
  • kalmigar, kalmeskarIdo
  • calmaItalian
  • לְהַרְגִיעַHebrew
  • 平穏, 無風, 平静, 穏やか, 平安, 静か, 泰平Japanese
  • 고요한Korean
  • cessabitLatin
  • rouegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ramusLithuanian
  • rāmsLatvian
  • rahopē, mauritauMāori
  • fredelig, roe, vindstille, rolig, beroligeNorwegian
  • afkoelen, kalmeren, rust, kalm, windstilte, vredig, sereniteit, gerust stellen, rustigDutch
  • roleg, roe, fredelegNorwegian Nynorsk
  • roe segNorwegian
  • spokój, uspokajać się, uspokajać, spokojny, uspokoić się, uspokoić, opanowanyPolish
  • tranquilo, calmaria, sossegado, tranquilidade, calma, acalmar, calmo, sossegoPortuguese
  • liniștit, calma, liniște, liniști, calmRomanian
  • покой, спокойный, успокаиваться, успокаивать, тихий, штиль, затишье, безветрие, тишина, спокойствие, успокоиться, успокоитьRussian
  • lugn, vindstilla, stilla, lugna, stiltje, stillhet, bleke, ro, rofylldSwedish
  • sakinTurkish
  • калимTatar
  • پرسکونUrdu
  • רויקYiddish
  • 冷静Chinese

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