Origin of placid
Examples from the Web for placid
They would speak up, but in tones still soft and placid; and Spahn often overheard them describing him as a “beautiful person.”
Underneath the most placid waters, there are vicious currents and tides, and underwater volcanoes that are constantly erupting.
His face immediately shifted out of the placid, guarded, friendliness of the Scheduled Speaker into ambroad, welcoming smile.Anthony Lewis’s Cousin Remembers His Kindness to a Young Journalist|Sarah Wildman|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And I long for the placid days when all I worried about were jackhammers, Halal carts and clueless tourists on rental bikes.Fleeing the Dangling ‘Boom of Doom’ Skyscraper Crane atop One57th|Michael Gross|November 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Plus, Michael Daly on Chicago's carnage and Jim Warren on the placid protest.NATO Summit’s Big Loser: Behind Obama’s Snub of Pakistan|Bruce Riedel|May 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In placid strength, and subtlest science, unsurpassed;—in sweet felicity, incomparable.On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)|John Ruskin
Eyes bright, placid, and rather prominent than otherwise, with a yellow rim round them.
The sun had now risen, his bright rays glancing across the placid water, which shone like a sheet of burnished gold.The Settlers|William H. G. Kingston
Why did he insist on rousing me when I was there alone, quite peaceful, forgetting everything, sunk in a placid indulgent calm!The Torrent|Vicente Blasco Ibaez
How is one to keep such a piece of quicksilver as you in a state of placid stodge!Captain Desmond, V.C.|Maud Diver
British Dictionary definitions for placid
Word Origin for placid
Word Origin and History for 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.