[ UK /plˈæsɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈpɫæsəd, ˈpɫæsɪd/ ]
  1. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    the quiet waters of a lagoon
    scarcely a ripple on the still water
    a smooth channel crossing
    unruffled water
    a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
    a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
  2. not easily irritated
    not everyone shared his placid temperament
    an equable temper
    remained placid despite the repeated delays
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How To Use placid In A Sentence

  • My disorganization was a chaotic river that I waded through every day, somehow coming out the other end dry only due to the comparatively placid pace of being a Londoner. Ed Zitron: Ride the Whirlwind: Making a New York Minute Last
  • [She has risen and stands rubbing her arm and recovering her placidity, which is considerable.] Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works
  • But this was a perfectly placid surface, so the constant coming and going calls for some explanation. Times, Sunday Times
  • Hannah's remembrances of things past, however, are sometimes skewed by subtle dissonances and a sense of anxiety that disturb the apparent placidity of his picture-perfect world.
  • An extravagant collection of activities centered on the family shrine, as the sweet scent of incense hovered placidly above us.
  • The report noted that a large volume of water produced by a storm had turned the normally placid river into a fast-flowing torrent.
  • She is very placid and wouldn't do anything to upset an animal.
  • The little girl studied the room, her expression placid. The Master
  • A less driven woman might have been content with such generous helpings of immortality, but she was not that placid woman.
  • O longum memoranda dies! quae mente reporto gaudia, quam lassos per tot miracula uisus! ingenium quam mite solo! quae forma beatis15 ante manus artemque locis! non largius usquam indulsit natura sibi. nemora alta citatis incubuere uadis; fallax responsat imago frondibus, et longas eadem fugit umbra per undas. ipse Anien (miranda fides) infraque superque20 spumeus hic tumidam rabiem saxosaque ponit murmura, ceu placidi ueritus turbare Vopisci A Villa at Tibur
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