placid

[ plas-id ]
/ ˈplæs ɪd /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. placentoma,
  2. placer,
  3. placer mining,
  4. placerville,
  5. placet,
  6. placid, lake,
  7. placidity,
  8. placidly,
  9. placido's disk,
  10. placidyl

Origin of placid

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

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British Dictionary definitions for placidity

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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