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placidity

[ pluh-sid-i-tee ]
/ pləˈsɪd ɪ ti /
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noun
a calm or peaceful quality; tranquility; serenity: It’s not uncommon for visitors to regard the placidity of Canada’s Peyto Lake as a spiritual experience.
lack of interest or proper concern, energy, or action; complacency or apathy:In a society that mistakes placidity for gentleness, I think we need spaces to explore, develop, and harness righteous anger.
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Also plac·id·ness [plas-id-nis] /ˈplæs ɪd nɪs/ .

Origin of placidity

First recorded in 1610–20; placid + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM placidity

un·plac·id·ness, noun
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