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placid

Line breaks: pla¦cid
Pronunciation: /ˈplasɪd
 
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Definition of placid in English:

adjective

1Not easily upset or excited: a placid, contented man
More example sentences
  • Despite his life going downhill, he was still described by people who knew him as a gentle, placid, easy-going, amiable man.
  • His placid nature and sense of humour instilled confidence in patients seeking counselling.
  • The placid nature of many of the skits is due mostly in part to the fact that times have changed and so has the country's sense of what is funny.
Synonyms
even-tempered, calm, equable, tranquil, imperturbable, unexcitable, peaceable, peaceful, serene, mild, gentle, quiet, cool, cool-headed, collected, {cool, calm, and collected}, composed, self-possessed, poised, easy-going, temperate, level-headed, steady, unruffled, unmoved, undisturbed, unperturbed, unemotional, phlegmatic, stolid, bovine
informal unflappable
1.1Calm and peaceful, with little movement or activity: the placid waters of a small lake
More example sentences
  • Few know that Hebbal Lake is an ideal place for a quiet paddle on placid waters.
  • It showed in her movements, those fine steps and twists that were as smooth as prized silk and as calm as the placid lake on a sunny day.
  • When the wind blows, it can be a fearsome proposition, yet, like all links, it is vulnerable when the weather is calm and placid.
Synonyms

Origin

early 17th century: from French placide, from Latin placidus, from placere 'to please'.

Derivatives

placidity

1
Pronunciation: /pləˈsɪdɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • While acting in ‘good faith’ does not mean things will always turn out the way one wants them to, it does lead to placidity, and such placidity is a prerequisite for reflection.
  • Hannah's remembrances of things past, however, are sometimes skewed by subtle dissonances and a sense of anxiety that disturb the apparent placidity of his picture-perfect world.
  • Secondly, the team has suffered through a febrile 2005, falling off the pace, storming back into the race, and then settling for long stretches of placidity.

placidly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • He greets the news placidly and stands to leave.
  • So life moved placidly forward, in his last days, from nonage to nonagenarianism, and boredom was the worst thing that could happen to him.
  • The tobacco people surely don't take this placidly.

placidness

3
noun
Example sentences
  • They pierced the placidness of my ears with great anguish.
  • There is more than enough reflection, placidness, crescendos and release to please any fan familiar with the group's work thus far.
  • That intellectualism eventually gave way to a certain kind of even less-compelling placidness.

Words that rhyme with placid

Abbasid, acid, antacid, flaccid, Hasid

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