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English noun: calmness

1. calmness (attribute) steadiness of mind under stress

SamplesHe accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity.

Synonymscalm, composure, equanimity

Broader (hypernym)disposition, temperament

Narrower (hyponym)aplomb, assuredness, cool, placidity, poise, quiet, repose, sang-froid, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity


2. calmness (state) an absence of strong winds or rain

Broader (hypernym)good weather

Narrower (hyponym)lull, quiet, stillness, windlessness

3. calmness (feeling) a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement

Broader (hypernym)feeling

Narrower (hyponym)coolness, imperturbability, imperturbableness, placidity, placidness, quietness, quietude, tranquility, tranquillity


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