What does balmy mean?

Definitions for balmy
ˈbɑ mibalmy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word balmy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whackyadjective

    informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

    "it used to drive my husband balmy"

  2. balmy, mild, softadjective

    mild and pleasant

    "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze"


  1. balmyadjective

    Producing balm.

  2. balmyadjective

    Soothing or fragrant.

  3. balmyadjective

    Mild and pleasant.

  4. balmyadjective

    Foolish; slightly crazy or mad; eccentric.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Balmyadjective

    Etymology: from balm.

    Soft on the flow’ry herb I found me laid,
    In balmy sweat; which with his beams the sun
    Soon dry’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. viii.

    Come, Desdemona, ’tis the soldier’s life
    To have their balmy slumbers wak’d with strife. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    Such visions hourly pass before my sight,
    Which from my eyes their balmy slumbers fright. Dryden.

    Those rich perfumes which, from the happy shore,
    The winds upon their balmy winds convey’d,
    Whose guilty sweetness first the world betray’d. Dryden.

    First Eurus to the rising morn is sent,
    The regions of the balmy continent. John Dryden, Ovid.

    Oh balmy breath, that dost almost persuade
    Justice to break her sword! William Shakespeare, Othello.


  1. balmy

    Balmy generally refers to weather that is pleasantly warm or mild. It can also refer to something soothing, calming, or crazy, depending on the context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Balmyadjective

    having the qualities of balm; odoriferous; aromatic; assuaging; soothing; refreshing; mild

  2. Balmyadjective

    producing balm

  3. Balmyadjective

    full of barm or froth; in a ferment

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of balmy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of balmy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of balmy in a Sentence

  1. Lucy Nicholson:

    One of the most striking things about the World Cup compared to the Olympics, is how male it is: the vast majority of fans, media, and obviously players are male, given this, it was surprising how little rowdiness I witnessed ... I found ordinary Russians, particularly women, to be invariably kind and warm ... This welcoming behavior could have been inspired by pride in a national event or perhaps by the balmy weather, but much of it seemed spontaneous and genuine.

  2. The National Weather Service:

    Snowmelt is well underway and will continue through Monday. It is this snowmelt that will ultimately cause the flooding concerns, it is warming up already, it's in the 40s right now and based on the temperatures we've been dealing with, it's pretty balmy.

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Translations for balmy

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  • شافArabic
  • уханен, нежен, ароматичен, смахнат, мекBulgarian
  • balsamiskDanish
  • mild, mildernd, lindernd, sanftGerman
  • balsámicoSpanish
  • tuoksuva, rauhoittava, leppoisa, hämy, leppeä, leuto, lempeäFinnish
  • doux, embaumant, suaveFrench
  • enyhe, hóbortos, balzsamos, illatos, bolondosHungarian
  • 香ばしいJapanese
  • благоуханный, ароматный, нежныйRussian
  • மென்மையான, குணப்படுத்தத் தக்கTamil
  • సువాసనగలTelugu
  • çatlakTurkish
  • گستاخUrdu

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