placid

[ plas-id ]
/ ˈplæs ɪd /

adjective

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

Origin of placid

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

Related forms

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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.

  • 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

placid

/ (ˈplæsɪd) /

adjective

having a calm appearance or nature

Derived Forms

placidity (pləˈsɪdɪtɪ) or placidness, nounplacidly, adverb

Word Origin for placid

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