placidity









placidity


adjective

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

adjective

  1. having a calm appearance or nature

n.1610s, from Latin placiditatem (nominative placiditas), from placidus (see placid). adj.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.

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