Definition of placid in English:

placid

Line breaks: pla¦cid
Pronunciation: /ˈplasɪd
 
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adjective

Derivatives

placidity

Pronunciation: /pləˈsɪdɪti/
noun
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  • 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

adverb
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  • 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

noun
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  • 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.

Origin

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

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