Calm and Upset


Calm adjective - Free from emotional or mental agitation.
Usage example: bystanders tried to help the injured person remain calm while they waited for the ambulance to arrive

Upset is an antonym for calm in topics: composed, quiet.

Nearby Words: calmness, calmed, calming, calmly


Upset adjective - Feeling or showing uncomfortable feelings of uncertainty.
Usage example: she was upset by the unexplained change in plans

Calm is an antonym for upset in topics: bother, problem, disturbed.

Nearby Word: upsetting

How words are described

good good calm good upset
usual usual calm usual upset
right right calm right upset
complete complete calm complete upset
Other adjectives: initial, extreme, absolute, remarkable, famous.

Common collocations

sense calm sense upset sense
people calm people upset people
group calm group upset group
rest calm rest upset rest
Other words: bit, hair, everyone, shippers.

Both words in one sentence

  • Babies Ever After She's actually really upset about it at first until the other girls calm her down.
  • The usually calm and compassionate Gandalf's response is uncharacteristically upset.
  • Ego: Professor Aronnax — mostly calm and scientific but also gets upset about being held prisoner; mediates between his comrades
Cite this Source
Upset and Calm. (2016). Retrieved 2022, November 26, from
Calm & Upset. N.p., 2016. Web. 26 Nov. 2022. <>.
Upset or Calm. 2016. Accessed November 26, 2022.
Google Ngram Viewer shows how "calm" and "upset" have occurred on timeline