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adj. balm·i·er, balm·i·est
1. Having the quality or fragrance of balm; soothing.
2. Mild and pleasant: a balmy breeze.
3. Chiefly British Slang Eccentric in behavior.

balm′i·ly adv.
balm′i·ness n.


adj, balmier or balmiest
1. (of weather) mild and pleasant
2. having the qualities of balm; fragrant or soothing
3. a variant spelling of barmy
ˈbalmily adv
ˈbalminess n


(ˈbɑ mi)

adj. balm•i•er, balm•i•est.
1. mild and refreshing; soft; soothing: balmy weather.
2. Informal. crazy; foolish; eccentric.
balm′i•ly, adv.
balm′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.balmy - informal or slang terms for mentally irregularbalmy - informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
2.balmy - mild and pleasantbalmy - mild and pleasant; "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze"
clement - (of weather or climate) physically mild; "clement weather"


2. see barmy

balmy 1

Free from severity or violence, as in movement:

balmy 2

بَلْسَمي، مُرَطِّب، مُسَكِّن
linandi, mÿkjandi


[ˈbɑːmɪ] ADJ (balmier (compar) (balmiest (superl)))
1. (liter) (= soothing) → balsámico
2. (= mild) [breeze, air] → suave, cálido
3. = barmy


[ˈbɑːmi] adj
[breeze, air] → doux(douce); [evening] → doux(douce)
(British) = barmy


adj (+er) (= fragrant)wohlriechend; (= mild)sanft, lind (geh); balmy breezessanfte Brisen, linde Lüfte (geh)


[ˈbɑːmɪ] adj
a. (breeze, air) → balsamico/a
b. (Brit) (fam) = barmy


(baːm) noun
something that soothes. The music was balm to my ears.
ˈbalmy adjective
ˈbalminess noun


a. balsámico; suave, reparador;
___ sleepsueño reparador.
References in classic literature ?
Don't know anything about the north, but am altogether salubrious and balmy, hey, my lady?
Seen from the Pequod's deck, then, as she would rise on a high hill of the sea, this host of vapory spouts, individually curling up into the air, and beheld through a blending atmosphere of bluish haze, showed like the thousand cheerful chimneys of some dense metropolis, descried of a balmy autumnal morning, by some horseman on a height.
Everything would be favorable; it was balmy and beautiful spring weather now, and Nature was all tailored out in her new clothes.
Here was another balmy place to be in: I had forgotten the child's name; I hadn't imagined it would be needed again.
The balmy sum- mer air, the restful quiet, the odor of the flowers, and the drowsing murmur of the bees had had their effect, and she was nodding over her knit- ting -- for she had no company but the cat, and it was asleep in her lap.
I was in my own room, and sitting by the window, which was open: it soothed me to feel the balmy night-air; though I could see no stars and only by a vague, luminous haze, knew the presence of a moon.
At midnight, in the silence, when the eyes Of happier mortals balmy slumbers close, The weary tale of my unnumbered woes To Chloris and to Heaven is wont to rise.
D'Artagnan was passing along a lane on the spot where the Rue d'Assas is now situated, breathing the balmy emanations which were borne upon the wind from the Rue de Vaugirard, and which arose from the gardens refreshed by the dews of evening and the breeze of night.
Presently, by a change in the atmosphere, he knew that they were entering a cave; after going on for a few seconds more he heard a crackling, and it seemed to him as though the atmosphere again changed, and became balmy and perfumed.
It was a moonlight night-- mild Luna shedding a balmy light on surrounding objects, and, if possible, rendering my heart more sensitive than ever.
Let what would happen, this was a source of joy, inasmuch as we all knew that we could only vegetate while we continued where we then were, and that too without experiencing the delights of our former position, with good roots in the earth, a genial sun shedding its warmth upon our bosom, and balmy airs fanning our cheeks.
Already the pavement was drying; a balmy and fresh breeze stirred the air, purified by lightning; I felt the West behind me, where spread a sky like opal; azure immingled with crimson: the enlarged sun, glorious in Tyrian tints, dipped his brim already; stepping, as I was, eastward, I faced a vast bank of clouds, but also I had before me the arch of an evening rainbow; a perfect rainbow--high, wide, vivid.