Definitions for calmness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

calm*kɑm; older kæm; spelling pron. kɑlm(adj.; n.; v.)calm•er, calm•est

  1. (adj.)without rough motion; still or nearly still:

    a calm sea.

  2. not windy:

    a calm day.

  3. free from excitement or passion; tranquil:

    a calm manner.

  4. (n.)freedom from motion or disturbance; stillness.

  5. wind speed of less than 1 mph (0.447 m/sec).

    Category: Meteorology

  6. freedom from agitation or excitement; tranquillity.

  7. (v.t.)to make calm.

  8. (v.i.)to become calm (usu. fol. by down).

* Syn: calm , collected , composed , cool imply the absence of agitation. calm implies an unruffled state in the midst of disturbance all around: He remained calm throughout the crisis. collected implies complete command of one's thoughts, feelings, and behavior, usu. as a result of effort: The witness was remarkably collected during questioning. composed implies inner peace and dignified self-possession: pale but composed. cool implies clarity of judgment and absence of strong feeling or excitement: cool in the face of danger.

Origin of calm:

1350–1400; ME calm(e) < It calma (n.), calmo (adj.) < LL cauma summer heat


Princeton's WordNet

  1. composure, calm, calmness, equanimity(noun)

    steadiness of mind under stress

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

  2. calmness(noun)

    an absence of strong winds or rain

  3. calmness(noun)

    a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement


  1. calmness(Noun)

    The state of being calm; tranquillity; silence.

  2. calmness(Noun)

    The product of being calm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calmness(noun)

    the state of quality of being calm; quietness; tranquillity; self-repose


  1. Calmness

    Calmness is the mental state of being free from agitation, excitement, or disturbance. It also refers being in a state of serenity, tranquility, or peace. Calmness can most easily occur for the average person during a state of relaxation, but it can also be found during much more alert and aware states. Some people find that focusing the mind on something external, or even internal, such as the breathing, can itself be very calming. Calmness is a quality that can be cultivated and increased with practice. It usually takes a trained mind to stay calm in the face of a great deal of different stimulation, and possible distractions, especially emotional ones. The negative emotions are the greatest challenge to someone who is attempting to cultivate a calm mind. Some disciplines that promote and develop calmness are yoga, relaxation training, breath training, and meditation. Jon Kabat-Zinn states that “Concentration is a cornerstone of mindfulness practice. Your mindfulness will only be as robust as the capacity of your mind to be calm and stable. Without calmness, the mirror of mindfulness will have an agitated and choppy surface and will not be able to reflect things with any accuracy.”

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