Antonyms for calm


Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : kahm; older use kam; spelling pronunciation kahlm
Phonetic Transcription : kɑm; older use kæm; spelling pronunciation kɑlm


Définition calm

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French calme "tranquility, quiet," traditionally from Old Italian calma, from Late Latin cauma "heat of the mid-day sun" (in Italy, a time when everything rests and is still), from Greek kauma "heat" (especially of the sun), from kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). Spelling influenced by Latin calere "to be hot." Figurative application to social or mental conditions is 16c.
  • adj peaceful, quiet (inanimate)
  • adj composed, cool (animate)
  • noun quietness, composure
  • verb make composed, quiet
Example sentences :
  • Then Pericles arose, and looked around him with calm dignity.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • She was maintaining that calm level of submission to fate which had been her lifelong habit.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He was calm of face, but she guessed an excitement beneath the surface.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • By retaining his own calm he saw that he kept a great advantage.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • But for that she did not love him enough, neither was she yet calm enough in herself to be able for it.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • She turned and looked at Moxy to calm the emotion to which she would not give scope.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Her tone was dominated by the desire to be calm, and get at his real feeling.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • When after a moment she rose, she was controlled again, calm, very white.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I flushed to see her regard the litter about me with calm deliberateness.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • But I can't work; I'm not calm enough, and it would ruin my beauty.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark

Synonyms for calm

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