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English adjective: calm

1. calm not agitated; without losing self-possession


SamplesSpoke 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.


Synonymsserene, tranquil, unagitated


Similarcomposed


Antonymsdiscomposed

2. calm (of weather) free from storm or wind


SamplesCalm seas.


Similarplacid, quiet, settled, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled, windless


See alsopeaceable, peaceful


Antonymsstormy


English noun: calm

1. calm (attribute) steadiness of mind under stress


SamplesHe accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity.


Synonymscalmness, composure, equanimity


Broader (hypernym)disposition, temperament


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


Antonymsdiscomposure

2. calm (phenomenon) wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale


Synonymscalm air


Broader (hypernym)air current, current of air, wind


Part meronymBeaufort scale, wind scale


English verb: calm

1. calm (emotion) make calm or still


SamplesQuiet the dragons of worry and fear.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to calm Sue


Synonymscalm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)comfort, console, solace, soothe


Narrower (hyponym)appease, assuage, assure, compose, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, lull, mollify, pacify, placate, reassure


Antonymscharge up, commove, agitate, rouse, excite, turn on, charge

2. calm (change) make steady


SamplesSteady yourself.


Synonymsbecalm, steady


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stabilise, stabilize

3. calm (emotion) become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation


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


Synonymscalm down, chill out, cool it, cool off, settle down, simmer down


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

4. calm (body) cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to


SamplesThe patient must be sedated before the operation.


Synonymssedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affect


Narrower (hyponym)hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise, mesmerize


Antonymsenergize, energise, perk up, arouse, brace, stimulate









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