What is the opposite of calm?

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Adjective
Opposite of tranquil in nature
“We had to cancel our picnic at the park because of the stormy weather.”
Adjective
Opposite of free from negative emotions, such as anger
“The activists were frenzied as they demanded for change to the system.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of free from noise
“Harry the extrovert would always head to the noisy bar for some company.”
Adjective
(of waters) Opposite of still in nature
“The winds were strong and the waters of the lake were rough and turbulent.”
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(of climate or weather) Opposite of not aggressive or violent in nature
“A powerful storm is brewing.”
Adjective
(attributive) Opposite of feeling or exuding self-assurance
“They were insecure young men, who were led astray by a charismatic self-proclaimed prophet.”
Adjective
(of a place, period of time, or situation) Opposite of without disturbance, activity or excitement
“New York is a lively city that never sleeps.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing a calm attitude towards disappointments or difficulties
Adjective
Opposite of even-tempered and reasonable
Adjective
Opposite of in a state of comfort and relaxation
“They all saw Dawn as their sworn enemy, which made for an uncomfortable weekend away for me because I was now seen as a traitor.”
Adjective
Opposite of remaining calm even in situations that would cause many others to become angry, frustrated, panicky, etc.
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of steady or balanced
“Ellianne saw that his usually graceful movements were unsteady and shaking.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing little or no feeling
Adjective
Opposite of not easily irritated or flustered
Adjective
Opposite of not bound by rigid standards
“Laura has a rigorous diet when it comes to her fitness regime.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of sensible, reliable, and self-restrained
Adjective
Opposite of not displaying emotion
Adjective
Opposite of confident or self-assured
Adjective
Opposite of providing physical comfort
“We went away for a quick holiday but the kids made it rather stressful.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by pleasantly warm weather
Adjective
Opposite of pleasant and amicable in nature
“The two hot-headed professors had a hostile debate about the reality and effects of climate change.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of peacefulness
“He gazed at the pile of bills and felt a wave of anxiety wash over him.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of societal peacefulness
“The government's decision to raise taxes was quickly followed by civil unrest.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of having clement weather
“The storminess outside would prevent anyone from leaving the home.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of being free from noise
“He had trouble sleeping due to the noise from his neighbor's party.”
Noun
Opposite of calmness of temperament
Verb
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.”
Verb
Opposite of to restore emotional balance
“He remained calm despite his political opponents doing their best to agitate him.”
Verb
(calm down) Opposite of to become calm
“He would seethe when he realized he had locked himself out of his apartment yet again.”
Verb
Opposite of to restrain or to keep in check
Free yourself from the tyranny of emotional baggage, and you will be able to move on.”
Verb
Opposite of become less intense, violent, or severe
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Opposite of make less strong or intense
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Opposite of to calm down
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