Definition of balmy in English:

balmy

Syllabification: balm·y
Pronunciation: /ˈbä(l)mē
 
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adjective (balmier, balmiest)

  • 2North American or • dated Extremely foolish; eccentric: this is a balmy decision
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    • Both have palmy trees and sunny places in the south; both have balmy people and shady characters in the north.
  • 2.1Mad; crazy: I think he’s gone balmy again

Derivatives

balminess

noun
More example sentences
  • Its wealth was not built on Sunbelt balminess, agricultural bounty or manufacturing muscle.
  • Over the years, one comes to measure a place, too, not just for the beauty it may give, the balminess of its breezes, the insouciance and relaxation it encourages, the sublime pleasures it offers, but for what it teaches.
  • Entrées, though less spirited, offer the balminess that suffuses a seaside vacation.

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