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  Definition of calm
  1. steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
  2. cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
  3. make steady; "steady yourself"
  4. 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."
  5. make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
  6. marked by freedom from agitation or excitement; "the rioters gradually became calm and slowly dispersed"
  7. (of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas"
  8. not agitated; without losing self-possession; "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"
  9. 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"
Similar Words: composure, calmness, equanimity, sedate, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, steady, becalm, calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, settle down, cool it, quiet, quieten, lull, still, unagitated, serene, tranquil

 

See Also: peaceful

 

Hyponyms: aplomb, assuredness, cool, poise, sang-froid, repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility, hypnotize, hypnotise, mesmerize, mesmerise, lull, compose, pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle, reassure, assure

 

Derivational Morphology: calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, settle down, cool it, sedate, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, compose, tranquilizer, tranquillizer, tranquilliser, antianxiety agent, ataractic drug, ataractic agent, ataractic, composure, calmness, equanimity, sedation, drugging, hush, stillness, still, letup, lull, repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility

 

Anagrams: clam

 

 
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