Definitions of calm

  1. make steady; " steady yourself"
  2. make calm or still; " quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
  3. steadiness of mind under stress; " he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
  4. marked by freedom from agitation or excitement; " the rioters gradually became calm and slowly dispersed"
  5. ( of weather) free from storm or wind; " calm seas"
  6. not agitated; without losing self- possession; " spoke in a calm voice"; " remained calm throughout the uproar"
  7. characterized by absence of emotional agitation; " calm acceptance of the inevitable"; " remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; " a serene expression on her face"; " she became more tranquil"; " tranquil life in the country"
  8. cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; " The patient must be sedated before the operation"
  9. become quiet or calm, esp. 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."
  10. 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."
  11. Freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; a cessation or absence of that which causes motion or disturbance, as of winds or waves; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity.
  12. To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds.
  13. To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions.
  14. Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed.
  15. Undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech.
  16. Stillness; serenity.
  17. To quiet; still; pacify.
  18. To become quiet; with down.
  19. Tranquil; still; undisturbed.
  20. Calmly.
  21. Calmness.
  22. Still or quiet: serene, tranquil.
  23. Absence of wind: repose: serenity.
  24. To make calm: to quiet.
  25. Absence of wind; serenity.
  26. Still; undisturbed.
  27. To become quiet.
  28. To still; soothe; tranquilize.
  29. Free from agitation; quiet; placid; serene.
  30. Tranquillity; stillness; serenity.
  31. Still; undisturbed; tranquil.
  32. The state of being calm.
  33. To still; to quiet.
  34. To become still.
  35. Still; quiet; tranquil; undisturbed.
  36. Stillness; quiet; repose; freedom from agitation or motion.
  37. To still; to quiet; to free from agitation; to pacify; to tranquillise.

Antonyms for calm

cruel, riled, billowy, Slam-bang, disturb, distraught, uptight, commotion, gusty, stew, perturb, nerve, toss, abet, aggressive, stentorian, gutsy, splenetic, hurry, hot, skittish, passionate, flightiness, fan, bother, blaring, troubled, contentious, stilted, frenzied, kerfuffle, fume, inflame, outraged, fierce, churn, convulsive, agita, concern, wooden, clumsy, fermentation, daring, assaultive, cheesed off, restless, squirmy, chatter, dissonant, dashing, adventuresome, ply, sonorous, outbreak, harsh, squally, hardhanded, ballistic, coil, yearning, skittery, roil, scrappy, squiggle, rouse, warlike, bold, spurt, fervent, disgruntle, choleric, arouse, air, burst, hyperexcitable, stimulate, fuss, worry, zephyr, reckless, hostility, fidgety, apprehensiveness, steaming, DO, clatter, restlessness, turbulent, raging, unrestful, distraction, brash, surly, faze, obstreperous, derange, provoke, Rankled, conflagration, charge up, thundery, inelegant, tempest, trying, unrest, cyclonic, clattering, ill-humored, three-ring circus, breath, willies, hurry-scurry, displease, billowing, scrum, intense, fluttery, blasting, zoo, adventurous, audacious, katzenjammer, deafening, scunnered, blusterous, Caterwauling, heebie-jeebies, flare, fever, ardent, ill-natured, shake, hard, bumpy, fiddle-footed, incite, uneasiness, commove, favor, unvocal, agitation, ill at ease, to-do, breeze, enrage, loud, rattle, fear, nervousness, ferocious, sore, thrash, stir, heavy, flighty, resounding, zealous, stiff, war, surging, discordant, shindy, blow up, livid, jumpy, unmelodious, rile, jouncy, rowdy, clutter, raw, overwrought, embarrass, spooky, explosive, unbalance, foment, flap, noise, brew, prejudice, madcap, feverishness, stir up, burdensome, undo, burning, unquiet, teed off, hectic, galled, nervy, pugnacious, inhuman, blatant, disquietude, flutter, Brawly, bang-bang, rankle, confrontational, daredevil, agonistic, uneasy, disturbance, hoo-ha, Vociferating, Horn-mad, jittery, intemperate, writhe, discompose, stormy, partiality, combative, ringing, yawping, militant, blustering, heated, pandemonium, shirty, pother, murderous, foolhardy, fidget, conflict, Screaming Meemies, thundering, gauche, ferment, noisy, violent, energize, frenzy, blood-and-guts, whim-whams, clamor, dithery, squall, hubbub, agitated, blare, rev, enraged, blowy, turn on, wiggle, infuriated, Hyperkinetic, restiveness, graceless, wriggle, emboldened, Nerved, din, excruciating, booming, puff, thunderous, eager, Williwaw, overconfident, crazy, perk up, jumpiness, unhinge, roistering, acid, wiggly, rollicking, extreme, uproarious, storm, rough, quarrelsome, bilious, ruffled, nervous, welter, flustered, concernment, excite, hardy, rampage, overactive, foul, anxiousness, narked, vehement, charge, hurly burly, peeved, oppressive, Fuming, deliriousness, rambunctious, instigate, disaffect, racket, unease, temerarious, distressed, anxious, truculent, jerky, perturbation, inflamed, tempestuous, disturbed, discordance, Dinning, bustle, tough, Squawking, inharmonious, Ticked, disquiet, worried, circus, frenetic, raucous, Bowwow, solicitude, hyperactive, impetuous, shiver, high-strung, antsy, splore, derail, Butterflies, flare up, dyspeptic, waft, put out, furor, abash, nasty, jitters, rustic, earsplitting, brawl, madden, bluster, skittishness, wriggly, disagreeable, jitteriness, ungraceful, apoplectic, bothered, flicker, paroxysmal, seethe, foofaraw, awkward, discomposure, hubble-bubble, Bobbery, frantic, confuse, perturbed, anxiety, distracted, hung up, cataclysmal, venturesome, hysterical, one-sidedness, unstrung, upset, irritated, rip-roaring, hullabaloo, mad, angered, brutal, excited, boisterous, disconcert, bellicose, unglued, tumultuous, bleak, twitchy, distrait, fidgetiness, dither, thresh, sweat, distract, tumult, apprehension, bitter, Corroboree, inclement, delirium, Romping, ornery, annoyed, indignant, promote, roar, volcanic, cacophonous, ballyhoo, argumentative, squirm, uncomfortable, choppy, hot war, overbold, foaming, Chippy, free-swinging, discomposed, ireful, blather, roaring, outburst, moil, bloody-minded, delirious, steam up, fidgets, decibel, encourage, atwitter, puffy, discomfit, roiled, rackety, windy, fury, breezy, wrathful, goosey, angry, unsettle, queasy, irate, feverish, bruit, onerous, disputatious, wild, insecure, unquietness, clamorous, severe, hell raising, turmoil, aflutter, cantankerous, ill-tempered, weird out, excitable, grievous, hysteria, gladiatorial, edgy, dissatisfy, clamant, care, Roused, unstring, vexed, desirous, Searing, Sturm Und Drang, belligerent, rage, madhouse, cacophony, jiggle, nonplus, edginess, rabid, steamed up, ado, venturous, alarums and excursions, spasmodic, Nervosity, grim, Vociferant, whirl, energise, hoopla, yowling, enterprising, partisanship, roisterous, flurry, hagride, hammer and tongs, twitch, mortify, unmusical, infuriate, earnest, discomfort, kindle, babel, impatient, nonobjectivity, clangor, plangent, furore, bearish, riley, restive, Hopping, hurricane, incensed, unstable, clattery, wroth, confound, enthusiastic, dirty, aggravated, exasperated, clangorous, irked, piercing, brace, glowing, Hurly, vociferous, unhinged, unsettled, feisty, tendentiousness, tense, furious, agitate, robustious, blustery, jimjams, importunate, woolly.

Quotes of calm

  1. I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism. – Kate Adie
  2. I love doing this day, and George was exactly as he's always been, very calm and very gentle, and if I'm in the final cut in the summer theater, I'll be thrilled. If I'm not, well that's the way things go. – Jeremy Bulloch
  3. Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation. – Vannevar Bush
  4. Sitting by the chimney corner as we grow old, the commonest things around us take on live meanings and hint at the difference between these driving times and the calm slow moving days when we were young. – Rebecca H. Davis
  5. The recognition that things that are not sustainable will eventually come to an end does not give us much of a guide to whether the transition will be calm or exciting. – Timothy Geithner
  6. Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy. – George Herbert
  7. Let us make a pledge now to help Fiji through this very important next stage of its journey. We can do this by promising to be patient, calm and tolerant and by respecting the views of others, even if we disagree with them. – Josefa Iloilo
  8. My other life keeps me calm and grounded and normal. – Shawn Johnson
  9. No- I'm quite calm inside during the game for most of the time- not 100%, but generally very calm – Vladimir Kramnik
  10. Calm self -confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed. – Channing Pollock
  11. The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. – Jules Renard
  12. Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  13. By putting people around me who will calm me down and slow me down and make sure I work through an issue. – Donna Shalala
  14. A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. – Swami Sivananda
  15. Old age, calm expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near -by freedom of death. – Edith Wharton

Usage examples for calm

  1. It is warm, I am alive, I am calm and sad, I hardly know why. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  2. When she had grown quite calm Anna continued: " You have not told me yet what name to give you, or shall I choose one for you?" – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  3. Nance alone seemed perfectly calm – Molly Brown's Junior Days by Nell Speed
  4. As Elderkin called for " full" again, his face was as calm as that of a little child. – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  5. In that calm a voice spoke clearly, and said: Leave her! – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  6. I'll calm you down with me! – This World Must Die! by Horace Brown Fyfe
  7. The night was a calm one. – The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise by Margaret Burnham
  8. Ye'll haave t' be calm dear, before He'd come t' ye in aany way. – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  9. She will bring him back to calm reason." – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  10. Until that moment Daubrecq had remained quite calm – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  11. I had to calm her down, and she bowed over my hand when we parted. – The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Daviess
  12. " Why, look, daddy," the girl cried, " he's beginning to calm down!" – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  13. " It grew calm with the morning. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  14. Calm yourself again, I pray; for I will do your pleasure. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  15. " There is no danger yet," said Stoss to calm him. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  16. Calm yourself and wait until to- morrow. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  17. It's quiet and calm at Langrigg and I've worked hard. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  18. He is sleeping, they tell me, a calm natural sleep. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  19. " I have," was the calm reply. – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. She was calm now, what with her rest of body, her decision of soul. – The Readjustment by Will Irwin

Rhymes for calm