What is another word for sedate?

Pronunciation: [sɪdˈe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Sedate is an adjective that means calm, composed, and peaceful. There are several other synonyms for this word which include tranquil, serene, placid, and composed. Each of these words describes a similar state of mind or atmosphere, suggesting a stillness or quietness which can be soothing and relaxing. Tranquil evokes a sense of calmness and peacefulness, while serene suggests a sense of calm and tranquility. Placid is another word that suggests a calm and peaceful state of mind, while composed describes someone who is calm and collected even in difficult or challenging situations. All of these words are synonyms for sedate, and can be used interchangeably according to the context.

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What are the opposite words for sedate?

Sedate is an adjective that describes the state of being calm, composed, and dignified. Opposite to sedate, there are a vast number of antonyms such as agitated, excited, frenzied, restless, tumultuous, and disorderly. These words indicate that someone or something is not peaceful, tranquil, or serene. Other antonyms that contrast with sedate include lively, active, vibrant, dynamic, and animated. These words suggest that something or someone is energetic, vigorous, and lively. The antonyms of sedate can also include adjectives such as chaotic, noisy, disruptive, and unsettled, which highlight a lack of stability, orderliness, and structure.

Usage examples for Sedate

To-night, with a vague sense of guilt which made the escapade but the more electric, while his daughter had imagined that he was getting himself sedately into his long-tailed, sedate nightgown, he was beaming warmly upon the highly entertained group of ranch hands down in the men's bunk-house, whither, by the way, he had been led by Barbee.
"The Desert Valley"
Jackson Gregory
Then she gave a rapid glance over the grounds, and looked up to the house, smiling pleasantly, and doubtless paying Mr. Lee some compliment, for his usually sedate face brightened pleasantly, and he took the lady's satchel, with a gallant bow, which few young men of his time could have equalled.
"Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life"
Ann S. Stephens
They walked on at a sedate pace and climbed the heights on the other side, whence their eyes could wander over a sea of waving foliage right away to the open country.
"The Song of Songs"
Hermann Sudermann

Famous quotes with Sedate

  • Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
  • Gymnastics is the type of sport where you can't take something that gives you more energy. Something may be great for the vault, but then you have the bars after it and you have to be more sedate for that.
    Shannon Miller
  • When occasions present themselves, in which the interests of the people are at variance with their inclinations, it is the duty of the persons whom they have appointed to be the guardians of those interests, to withstand the temporary delusion, in order to give them time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection.
    Alexander Hamilton
  • In America you can ease into middle age with the accoutrements of adolescence still prominent and suffer relatively minor embarrassment: okay, so the guy's still got his sideburns and rod and beer and beergut and wife and three kids and a duplex and never grew up. So what? You're not supposed to grow up in America. You're supposed to consume. But in Britain it seems there is some ideal, no, some dry river one is expected to ford, so you can enter that sedate bubble where you raise a family, contributing in your small way to your society and keep your mouth shut. Until you get old, that is, when you can become an "eccentric" — do and say outrageous things, naughty things, because it's expected of you, you've crossed to the other mirror of the telescope of childhood.
    Lester Bangs

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