- pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: placid waters.
Origin of placid
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Examples from the Web for placidity
His usually placid, gentle face had lost some of its placidity.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
It's difficult to give you an adequate idea of Davidson's placidity.Victory
That placidity of hers gave her the air of being as relentless as a Fate.Mary Gray
"In a position which I no longer occupy," he amended, recovering his placidity.Tristram of Blent
Her face was flushed; indignation disturbed the placidity of her eyes.Trail's End</p>
George W. Ogden
- having a calm appearance or nature
Word Origin and History for placidity
1610s, from Latin placiditatem (nominative placiditas), from placidus (see placid).
1620s, from French placide (15c.) and directly from Latin placidus "pleasing, peaceful, quiet, gentle, still, calm," from placere "to please" (see please). Related: Placidly; placidness.