The state of quality of being calm quietness tranquillity self-repose
- an absence of powerful winds or rainfall
- steadiness of head under stress
- a sense of relaxed; an absence of agitation or pleasure
- hawaii of quality of being peaceful; quietness; tranquillity; self-repose.
1510s, from peaceful (adj.) + -ness.
He listened with tolerable calmness to their Grand Remonstrance, hut his attempt to seize the five members whom he accused of high treason made a good understanding impossible.