balmy

[ bah-mee ]
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adjective,balm·i·er, balm·i·est.
  1. mild and refreshing; soft; soothing: balmy weather.

  2. having the qualities of balm; aromatic; fragrant: balmy leaves.

  1. producing balm: balmy plants; a balmy shrub.

  2. Informal. crazy; foolish; eccentric.

Origin of balmy

1
First recorded in 1490–1500; balm + -y1

Other words for balmy

Other words from balmy

  • balm·i·ly, adverb
  • balm·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby balmy

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British Dictionary definitions for balmy

balmy

/ (ˈbɑːmɪ) /


adjectivebalmier or balmiest
  1. (of weather) mild and pleasant

  2. having the qualities of balm; fragrant or soothing

  1. a variant spelling of barmy

Derived forms of balmy

  • balmily, adverb
  • balminess, noun

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