Calm and Rough


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Calm adjective – Free from storms or physical disturbance.
Usage example: after a stormy night of high winds and driving rains, the day dawned on a calm sea

Rough is an antonym for calm in topics: still, composed, peaceful.
Nearby Words: calmness, calmed, calming, calmly
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Rough adjective – Marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity.
Usage example: rough waters that made sailing our sloop a little risky

Calm is an antonym for rough in topics: stormy, rude, uneven, approximate, basic.
Nearby Words: roughly, roughness, roughen, roughening, roughed
Antonyms for Rough
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How words are described

total total calm total rough
pretty pretty calm pretty rough
overall overall calm overall rough

Things that words describes

attitude calm attitude rough attitude
manner calm manner rough manner
life calm life rough life
man calm man rough man
Other nouns: guy, part, look, appearance, type, place, way, characters, personality, world, sea, voice, exterior, side, version, day.

Both words in one sentence

  • Brad Colbert as Rough, though both of them are usually calm and collected when leading.
  • Never Mess with Granny The game points out that any little old lady who's so calm in such a rough neighborhood is someone you really don't want to mess with.
  • Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: Jay is the Captain Smooth by being more mellow and calm while leading the kids, and Sydney is the Sergeant Rough, being rude and fairly intimidating.
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