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placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffledadjective
(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, placidadjective
not easily irritated
"an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays"
calm and quiet; peaceful; tranquil
Etymology: From placidus, from placeo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: placidus, Latin.
It conduceth unto long life and to the more placid motion of the spirits, that men’s actions be free. Francis Bacon.
That placid aspect and meek regard,
Rather than aggravate my evil state,
Would stand between me and thy father’s ire. John Milton.
Placid refers to a person, animal, or place that is calm, peaceful, and not easily disturbed or upset. It can also refer to a situation or environment that is tranquil or serene.
pleased; contented; unruffied; undisturbed; serene; peaceful; tranquil; quiet; gentle
Etymology: [L. placidus, originally, pleasing, mild, from placere to please: cf. F. placide. See Please.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
plas′id, adj. gentle: peaceful.—ns. Placid′ity, Plac′idness.—adv. Plac′idly. [Fr.,—L. placidus—placēre, to please.]
placid-a desirable state guess being like a placid river is to be desired
It isnt good to brood too much cauz -what may have affected a person may not necessarily change with brooding-so to be like a placid river is desirable
Submitted by Lighthouse21 on April 23, 2018
The numerical value of placid in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of placid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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.
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- sanft, ruhig, friedlichGerman
- trankvila, kalmaEsperanto
- 平静, 静かJapanese
- łagodny, spokojnyPolish
- tranquilo, plácido, calmoPortuguese
- спокойный, безмятежный, мирныйRussian
- lugn, stillaSwedish
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