calm


calm
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noun
1 peaceful situation/manner/feeling
ADJECTIVE
apparent

Under his apparent calm lay real anxiety.

inner

the pursuit of inner calm

uneasy
forced

With a forced calm she said, ‘How do you know?’

dead

She felt not fear, but a kind of dead calm.

deadly, deathly, eerie, icy

‘I'm calling the police!’ he stated with deadly calm.

VERB + CALM
appeal for, call for

The government appealed for calm after the riots broke out.

restore

Calm had been restored to the capital.

maintain, regain

He struggled to maintain his calm as they waited.

shatter

The calm was shattered by the sound of an explosion.

CALM + VERB
descend, settle

After the bomb, an uneasy calm settled on the city.

PHRASES
a period of calm
2 at sea
ADJECTIVE
dead, flat (esp. BrE)

The water was a dead calm.

Seals basked on boulders in a flat calm.

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verb
Calm is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fear, ↑mind, ↑nerve, ↑situation
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adj.
VERBS
appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound

I may have appeared calm but I certainly didn't feel it.

become
keep, remain, stay

Sit down and keep calm!

The pilot urged the passengers to remain calm.

keep sb

Keep the patient calm.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
remarkably

You seem remarkably calm.

completely, perfectly

Her voice was firm and perfectly calm.

outwardly

The voice sounded outwardly calm.

strangely

The pain had receded and he felt strangely calm.

dead

The sea was dead calm.

PREPOSITION
about

She seemed pretty calm about it.

PHRASES
calm and collected, cool, calm and collected

He remained at all times cool, calm and collected.

Calm is used with these nouns: ↑assurance, ↑atmosphere, ↑composure, ↑confidence, ↑deliberation, ↑dignity, ↑expression, ↑exterior, ↑manner, ↑ocean, ↑reassurance, ↑sea, ↑surface, ↑tone, ↑voice, ↑water, ↑weather

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