Definitions for placidˈplæs ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plac•idˈplæs ɪd(adj.)

  1. pleasantly calm or peaceful.

Origin of placid:

1620–30; < L placidus calm, quiet, akin to placēre to please ; see -id4


Princeton's WordNet

  1. placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled(adj)

    (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

    "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"

  2. equable, even-tempered, good-tempered, placid(adj)

    not easily irritated

    "an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. placid(adjective)ˈplæs ɪd

    calm and without disturbance

    The lake was placid.; a placid look on her face


  1. placid(Adjective)

    calm and quiet; peaceful; tranquil

  2. Origin: From placidus, from placeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Placid(adj)

    pleased; contented; unruffied; undisturbed; serene; peaceful; tranquil; quiet; gentle

Translations for placid

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


calm and not easily disturbed or upset

a placid child.

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