- pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: placid waters.
Origin of placid
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Related Words for placidnessdoldrums, restraint, quietude, dispassion, tranquility, peacefulness, peace, quiet, repose, stoicism, hush, patience, stillness, calmness, serenity, tranquillity, impassivity, rest, placidity, silence
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Historical Examples of 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
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
- having a calm appearance or nature
Word Origin for placid
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.