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Origin of placid
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OTHER WORDS FROM placidpla·cid·i·ty [pluh-sid-i-tee], /pləˈsɪd ɪ ti/, plac·id·ness, nounplac·id·ly, adverbun·plac·id, adjectiveun·plac·id·ness, noun
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What does placid mean?
Placid means calm, peaceful, quiet, and undisturbed. A close synonym is tranquil.
Placid is used to describe things that have a calm appearance or a calm nature, such as a placid pond whose surface is perfectly still.
When placid is used to describe people, it can mean that they’re very calm and even-tempered. However, placid can also mean showing a lack of energy or concern. Describing a person as placid in this way is often done to criticize them for not caring enough to take action in a situation that calls for action to be taken, as in You shouldn’t be so placid about injustice—you should do something about it instead of just ignoring it.
When placid is used to describe animals, like dogs or cats, it usually means they stay calm and don’t get aggressive, as in Hospital patients are calmed by the old dog’s placid nature.
The state of being placid is called placidity.
Example: I love the sight of the lake’s placid waters at sunrise.
Where does placid come from?
The first records of the word placid come from the 1620s. It comes from the Latin placidus, meaning “calm” or “quiet,” from the Latin verb placēre, “to please” (or, originally, “to calm”).
Placid scenes are often those that have a calming, soothing effect on the observer due to their calm and quiet nature. When placid is used to describe a person, it can mean “too calm.” Using the word this way implies that a person should be much less calm or unconcerned than they are.
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What are some other forms related to placid?
- placidly (adverb)
- placidity (noun)
- placidness (noun)
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How is placid used in real life?
Placid is often used to describe still waters. When it’s used to describe people, it can be positive or critical.
— Thomas Mangan (@TheRockyGallery) June 7, 2017
— Susan J. Tweit (@susanjtweit) May 18, 2020
I haven't raised enough hell in my life, I should be less placid
— Bad Devil (@AVeryBadDevil) May 18, 2020
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Example sentences from the Web for placid
The benchmark is hovering at nearly double the level it was a year ago—suggesting a new normal relative to the placid expectations of recent years, and compared with the exuberance in the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 that soared more than 45% last year.While US stocks punch through record highs, the VIX index is signaling caution|John Detrixhe|January 4, 2021|Quartz
Calcium-carbonate tufa spires shoot up from the placid waters, resulting in an eerie display of the lake’s peculiar chemistry.
These are known, for mathematical reasons, as saddle points, and they look like fairly placid geometries.
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