placid

[ plas-id ]
/ ˈplæs ɪd /

adjective

pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: placid waters.

Origin of placid

1620–30; < Latin placidus calm, quiet, akin to placēre to please (orig., to calm); see -id4
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placid

/ (ˈplæsɪd) /

adjective

having a calm appearance or nature
Derived Formsplacidity (pləˈsɪdɪtɪ) or placidness, nounplacidly, adverb

Word Origin for placid

C17: from Latin placidus peaceful; related to placēre to please
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Word Origin and History for placid

placid


adj.

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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