(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. placid, serene, unruffled, cool, composed, undisturbed; phlegmatic, sedate; tranquil, still, motionless, halcyon; peaceful, pacific. —v. t. still, pacify. See repose, pacification, dissuasion, inexcitability. Ant., agitated, excited, angry, passionate.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [ Said especially of persons ]
Syn. cool, composed, collected, serene, tranquil, sedate, levelheaded, coolheaded, impassive, detached, unmoved, aloof, unconcerned, disinterested, incurious, unaroused, unimpressed, nonchalant, neutral, listless, gentle, amicable, peaceable, peaceful, placid, unanxious, unexcited, unperturbed, unruffled, unshaken, amiable, temperate, inoffensive, civil, moderate, self-reliant, confident, poised, self-possessed, relaxed, dispassionate, imperturbable, unexcitable, unflappable, even-tempered, mild, still, phlegmatic, philosophical, self-controlled, patient, untroubled, cool as a cucumber*, with ice in one's veins*, without a nerve in one's body*, laid-back*; see also sense 2, dignified , serene , tranquil 1 .
Ant. violent*, excited*, furious*.
2. [ Said often of things ]
Syn. quiet, tranquil, serene, undisturbed, unruffled, in order, soothing, at peace, placid, smooth, still, restful, harmonious, bland, peaceful, pacific, balmy, waveless, windless, motionless, reposeful, stormless, halcyon, at a standstill, pastoral, rural, low-key, slow; see also sense 1; moderate 4 , motionless 1 , rural , tranquil 2 .
Ant. rough*, agitated, aroused.
Syn.- calm , originally applied to the weather, suggests a total absence of, and often a contrast with, agitation or disturbance [ a calm sea, a calm , answer ] ; tranquil implies a more intrinsic or permanent peace and quiet than calm [ they lead a tranquil life ] ; serene suggests an exalted tranquillity [ he died with a serene smile on his lips ] ; placid implies an undisturbed or unruffled calm and is sometimes used disparagingly to suggest dull equanimity [ she looked on with placid unconcern ] ; peaceful suggests a lack of turbulence or disorder [ a peaceful gathering ] n.
1. [Peace]
Syn. stillness, lull, quiet; see peace 2 , rest 1 , 2 , silence 1 .
2. [Composure]
Syn. serenity, tranquillity, peace of mind; see composure , patience 1 , restraint 1 , tranquillity .
Syn. tranquilize, soothe, pacify; see quiet 1 , soothe .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. still motionless, tranquil, quiet, undisturbed, halcyon, windless, smooth, placid, serene.
2. relaxed unperturbed, cool, collected, unruffled, unexcited, sedate, tranquil, dispassionate, composed, staid, unflappable, placid.
ANT.: 1. turbulent, rough, disturbed. 2. nervous, anxious, frenzied, panicky
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Motionless and undisturbed: halcyon, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, still, stilly, tranquil, untroubled. See CALM. 2. Not excited or emotionally agitated: peaceful, placid, serene, tranquil. See CALM. 3. Not easily excited, even under pressure: collected, composed, cool, cool-headed, detached, even1, even-tempered, imperturbable, nonchalant, possessed, unflappable, unruffled. See CALM. II noun 1. An absence of motion or disturbance: calmness, hush, lull, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiet, quietness, serenity, stillness, tranquillity, untroubledness. See CALM. 2. Lack of emotional agitation: calmness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quietude, serenity, tranquillity. See CALM. III verb 1. To make or become calm. Also used with down: allay, balm, becalm, lull, quiet, settle, still, tranquilize. See CALM. 2. To ease the anger or agitation of. Also used with down: appease, assuage, conciliate, dulcify, gentle, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiate, soften, soothe, sweeten. Idiom: pour oil on troubled water. See CALM.

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