placid

[ plas-id ]
/ ˈplæs ɪd /

adjective

pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: placid waters.
showing lack of energy or concern: It is difficult to understand her relatively placid acceptance of the truth and its impact on her future.

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Origin of placid

First recorded in 1620–30; from Latin placidus “calm, quiet,” akin to placēre “to seem good, please” (originally, “to calm”); see please, -id4

synonym study for placid

See peaceful.

OTHER WORDS FROM placid

pla·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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British Dictionary definitions for placid

placid
/ (ˈplæsɪd) /

adjective

having a calm appearance or nature

Derived forms of placid

placidity (pləˈsɪdɪtɪ) or placidness, nounplacidly, adverb

Word Origin for placid

C17: from Latin placidus peaceful; related to placēre to please
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