[ UK /plæsˈɪdɪti/ ]
  1. a feeling of calmness; a quiet and undisturbed feeling
  2. a disposition free from stress or emotion
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How To Use placidity In A Sentence

  • [She has risen and stands rubbing her arm and recovering her placidity, which is considerable.] Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works
  • 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.
  • Second, there was the placidity of the creatures.
  • He looked up at me, incredulous, but it subsided into introspectful placidity, his neck finally unhitching its strained composure.
  • In such works, the serene surface of domestic placidity is only occasionally ruffled by dissonant details: Lou presents a world that is as familiar as it is banal.
  • Gradually, however, the talking became more infrequent, the cheerfulness passed into a kind of placidity; and without any particular crisis or sign of the end, Robert Browning
  • Secondly, the team has suffered through a febrile 2005, falling off the pace, storming back into the race, and then settling for long stretches of placidity.
  • Arrived at this decision, she had telephoned to her own home as to the uncertainty in regard to her movements, and thereafter had awaited the issue of events with that simple placidity which is the boon sometimes granted by much experience of the world. Making People Happy
  • The other is elitism, a charge that clearly grates on him and unnerves his wife, who has a great deal that would be attractive in a first lady (intelligence, accomplishment, beauty) but lacks placidity, which is, actually, necessary. While McCain Watches
  • Such things were spoken of quite openly, as though they were quite natural, with that placidity which is one of the great features of the town, the inhabitants of which are able to maintain it in the face of suffering and death. Jean-Christophe Journey's End
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