- pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: placid waters.
Origin of placid
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Examples from the Web for placidness
Chalons is an ideally situated city, with a placidness which the slow current of the Sane does not disturb.The Cathedrals of Southern France
In her whole attitude there is a sort of gravity and placidness, something of the half-asleep air of a person ruminating.
The conversation of these innocent and guileless lovers was, as it were, in unison with the placidness of the evening.Imogen
- having a calm appearance or nature
C17: from Latin placidus peaceful; related to placēre to please
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Word Origin and History for placidness
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.
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