Calm vs Mellow - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between calm and mellow

is that calm is (of a person) peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety while mellow is soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp.

As nouns the difference between calm and mellow

is that calm is (in a person) the state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion while mellow is a relaxed mood.

As verbs the difference between calm and mellow

is that calm is to make calm while mellow is to make mellow; to relax or soften.

calm

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • (of a person) Peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety.
  • (of a place or situation) Free of noise and disturbance.
  • (of water) with little waves on the surface.
  • Without wind or storm.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * (free from anger and anxiety) stressed, nervous, anxious * (free of noise and disturbance) disturbed * (without wind or storm) windy, stormy

    Derived terms

    * calm as a millpond * ice-calm

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (in a person) The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.
  • (in a place or situation) The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance.
  • A period of time without wind.
  • * Bible, Mark iv. 39
  • The wind ceased, and there was a great calm .

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * ice-calm

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make calm.
  • to calm a crying baby
    to calm the passions
  • * Dryden
  • to calm the tempest raised by Aeolus
  • To become calm.
  • Synonyms

    * calm down, cool off, ease, pacify, quieten, soothe, subdue

    Anagrams

    * ----

    mellow

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp.
  • a mellow apple
  • Easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid.
  • a mellow soil
  • * Drayton
  • flowers of rank and mellow glebe
  • Not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued, soft, rich, delicate; said of sound, color, flavor, style, etc.
  • * Wordsworth
  • the mellow horn
  • * Thomson
  • the mellow -tasted Burgundy
  • * Percival
  • The tender flush whose mellow stain imbues / Heaven with all freaks of light.
  • Well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial.
  • * Wordsworth
  • May health return to mellow age.
  • * Washington Irving
  • as merry and mellow an old bachelor as ever followed a hound
  • Relaxed; calm; easygoing; laid-back.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=3 citation , passage=Here the stripped panelling was warmly gold and the pictures, mostly of the English school, were mellow and gentle in the afternoon light.}}
  • Warmed by liquor, slightly intoxicated; or, stoned, high.
  • (Addison)

    Derived terms

    * mellowness

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A relaxed mood.
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  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make mellow; to relax or soften.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • * J. C. Shairp
  • The fervour of early feeling is tempered and mellowed by the ripeness of age.
  • To become .
  • Derived terms

    * harshing my mellow (harsh one's mellow) * mellow out