calmly


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calm

 (käm)
adj. calm·er, calm·est
1. Nearly or completely motionless; undisturbed: the calm surface of the lake.
2. Not excited or agitated; composed: The president was calm throughout the global crisis.
n.
1.
a. An absence or cessation of motion; stillness.
b. A condition of no wind or a wind with a speed of less than 1 knot (1.15 miles per hour; 1.9 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.
2. Tranquility or serenity: "an unaccustomed reticence that I took to be the calm that follows rage" (Jeanne Marie Laskas).
tr. & intr.v. calmed, calm·ing, calms
To make or become calm or quiet: A warm bath will calm you. After the storm, the air calmed.

[Middle English calme, from Old French, from Old Italian calmo, from Late Latin cauma, heat of the day, resting place in the heat of the day, from Greek kauma, burning heat, from kaiein, to burn. N., from Middle English calme, from Italian calma, from Vulgar Latin *calma, from Late Latin.]

calm′ly adv.
calm′ness n.
Synonyms: calm, peaceful, placid, serene, tranquil
These adjectives denote absence of excitement or disturbance: calm acceptance of the inevitable; a peaceful hike through the scenic hills; a soothing, placid temperament; spent a serene, restful weekend at the lake; hoped for a more tranquil life in the country. See Also Synonyms at cool.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.calmly - with self-possession (especially in times of stress); "he spoke calmly to the rioting students"
2.calmly - in a sedate manner

calmly

Translations
بِهُدوء
klidně
behersket
rólega
mirno
sakincesoğukkanlılıkla

calmly

[ˈkɑːmlɪ] ADV [walk] → tranquilamente; [speak, discuss, reply] → con calma, tranquilamente; [react, think] → con calma

calmly

[ˈkɑːmli] adv [tell, walk] → calmement, avec calme

calmly

adv speak, actruhig, gelassen; he spoke calmlyer redete mit ruhiger Stimme; she calmly told me that she’d crashed the carsie erzählte mir seelenruhig, dass sie das Auto kaputt gefahren hatte

calmly

[ˈkɑːmlɪ] advtranquillamente, con calma

calm

(kaːm) adjective
1. still or quiet. a calm sea; The weather was calm.
2. not anxious or excited. a calm person/expression; Please keep calm!
noun
1. (a period of) absence of wind and large waves.
2. peace and quiet. He enjoyed the calm of the library.
verb
to make calm. Calm yourself!
ˈcalmly adverb
ˈcalmness noun
calm down
to make or become calm. He tried to calm her down by giving her some brandy; Calm down!
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