Definitions for placidˈplæs ɪd
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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"
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"
calm and quiet; peaceful; tranquil
Origin: From placidus, from placeo.
pleased; contented; unruffied; undisturbed; serene; peaceful; tranquil; quiet; gentle
Origin: [L. placidus, originally, pleasing, mild, from placere to please: cf. F. placide. See Please.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The history of the Victorian Age will never be written we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.
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