1. [ adjective ] not agitated; without losing self-possession
Synonyms: unagitated

"spoke in a calm voice" "remained calm throughout the uproar"

Related terms: composed
2. [ adjective ] characterized by absence of emotional agitation
Synonyms: serene tranquil

"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"

Related terms: peaceful
3. [ verb ] make calm or still
Synonyms: quiet still tranquillise quieten tranquillize lull tranquilize calm_down

"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

Related terms: agitate comfort reassure pacify lull compose hush repose
4. [ noun ] steadiness of mind under stress
Synonyms: composure calmness equanimity

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

Related terms: discomposure disposition repose aplomb
5. [ verb ] make steady
Synonyms: steady becalm

"steady your hands"

Related terms: stabilize guy
6. [ verb ] become quiet or calm, esp. after a state of agitation
Synonyms: calm_down settle_down cool_off simmer_down cool_it chill_out

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

Related terms: change_state composure
7. [ adjective ] (of weather) free from storm or wind

"calm seas"

Related terms: stormy placid settled windless peaceful
8. [ adjective ] marked by freedom from agitation or excitement

"the rioters gradually became calm and slowly dispersed"

Related terms: unagitated
9. [ verb ] cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
Synonyms: tranquilize tranquillize tranquillise sedate

"The patient must be sedated before the operation"

Related terms: stimulate affect hypnotize composure ataractic sedation
Similar spelling:   caelum