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What is the opposite of calm?

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Opposite of tranquil in nature
“We had to cancel our picnic at the park because of the stormy weather.”
Opposite of free from negative emotions, such as anger
“The activists were frenzied as they demanded for change to the system.”
Opposite of free from mental or emotional distress
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“He was visibly flustered after being accosted by a large group of angry protestors.”
Opposite of free from noise
“Harry the extrovert would always head to the noisy bar for some company.”
(of waters) Opposite of still in nature
“The winds were strong and the waters of the lake were rough and turbulent.”
Opposite of showing little or no feeling
(of climate or weather) Opposite of not aggressive or violent in nature
“A powerful storm is brewing.”
(attributive) Opposite of feeling or exuding self-assurance
“They were insecure young men, who were led astray by a charismatic self-proclaimed prophet.”
(of a place, period of time, or situation) Opposite of without disturbance, activity or excitement
“New York is a lively city that never sleeps.”
Opposite of having or showing a calm attitude towards disappointments or difficulties
Opposite of even-tempered and reasonable
Opposite of having the ability to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering
“The impatient man lost it and started shrieking after getting fed up with the bus that was always late.”
Opposite of a state of peacefulness
“He gazed at the pile of bills and felt a wave of anxiety wash over him.”
Opposite of a state of being composed, typically in the face of adversity
“There was a noticeable agitation in his comportment as he was cross-examined by the prosecutor.”
Opposite of a state of societal peacefulness
“The government's decision to raise taxes was quickly followed by civil unrest.”
Opposite of a state of having clement weather
“The storminess outside would prevent anyone from leaving the home.”
Opposite of a state of being free from noise
“He had trouble sleeping due to the noise from his neighbor's party.”
Opposite of the state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself
Opposite of the state, act, or fact of being calm and composed
Opposite of the state or condition of being untroubled
Opposite of to free from disturbance
“The starving protestors were getting agitated and the president would aggravate the situation by publicly eating an empanada during a live broadcast.”
Opposite of to restore emotional balance
“He remained calm despite his political opponents doing their best to agitate him.”
(calm down) Opposite of to become calm
“He would seethe when he realized he had locked himself out of his apartment yet again.”
Opposite of to decrease in strength or intensity
Opposite of to make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
“In an ancient era, twin girls are raised as boys to prevent their wizard father from sacrificing them to intensify his supernatural powers.”
Opposite of to free from fear, doubt or anxiety
“They might in fact, have borne down a great deal more than they met with, for there was little to distress them beyond the want of graciousness and warmth.”
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