Origin of placid
Examples from the Web for placidness
Chalons is an ideally situated city, with a placidness which the slow current of the Sane does not disturb.The Cathedrals of Southern France|Francis Miltoun
In her whole attitude there is a sort of gravity and placidness, something of the half-asleep air of a person ruminating.
The conversation of these innocent and guileless lovers was, as it were, in unison with the placidness of the evening.Imogen|William Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for placidness
Word Origin for placid
Word Origin and History for placidness
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.