adjective, calm·er, calm·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of calm
Synonyms for calm
Antonyms for calm
Related Words for uncalmdismay, discourage, dishearten, unsettle, dispirit, bewilder, perturb, rattle, frighten, disconcert, distract, confound, chill, undermine, agitate, shake, fluster, daunt, sap, demoralize
Examples from the Web for uncalm
Historical Examples of uncalm
I must get back to the evil light and uncalm, of the places I was taking you through.Time and Tide by Weare and Tyne
Word Origin for calm
late 14c., from Old French calme, carme "stillness, quiet, tranquility," from the adjective (see calm (adj.)).
late 14c., from Old French calmer or from calm (adj.). Related: Calmed; calming.
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.