adjective, balm·i·er, balm·i·est.
Examples from the Web for balminess
The balminess of the still September night made them reluctant to go indoors.Marjorie Dean, College Senior|Pauline Lester
In the sunny clime of North Carolina May comes with all the balminess and soft zephyrs of a more northern summer.Daniel Boone|John S. C. Abbott
The pride some had felt over the balminess of previous winters was forgotten.
The air that morning had softened to a balminess like spring.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
And I remember that she brought in with her some of the sunlight and balminess of the spring day.The Story of a Child|Pierre Loti
British Dictionary definitions for balminess
adjective balmier or balmiest
Word Origin and History for balminess
c.1500, "delicately fragrant," from balm + -y (2). Figurative use for "soothing" dates from c.1600; of breezes, air, etc. "mild, fragrant" (combining both earlier senses) it is first attested 1704. Meaning "weak-minded, idiotic," 1851, is from London slang.