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plac·id

 (plăs′ĭd)
adj.
1.
a. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet: led a placid life.
b. Not agitated physically; not disturbed: a placid stream.
2. Not easily upset or excited; mild or complacent: a placid demeanor. See Synonyms at calm.

[Latin placidus, from placēre, to please; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

pla·cid′i·ty (plə-sĭd′ĭ-tē), plac′id·ness (plăs′ĭd-nĭs) n.
plac′id·ly adv.

placid

(ˈplæsɪd)
adj
having a calm appearance or nature
[C17: from Latin placidus peaceful; related to placēre to please]
placidity, ˈplacidness n
ˈplacidly adv

plac•id

(ˈplæs ɪd)

adj.
pleasantly calm or peaceful.
[1620–30; < Latin placidus calm, quiet, akin to placēre to please; see -id4]
pla•cid•i•ty (pləˈsɪd ɪ ti) plac′id•ness, n.
plac′id•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.placid - (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"
calm - (of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas"
2.placid - not easily irritated; "an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays"
good-natured - having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play"

placid

placid

adjective
1. Not excited or emotionally agitated:
2. Motionless and undisturbed:
Translations
هادئ، وَديع
klidnýmírný
fredsommelig
rólegur, stilltur
rāms

placid

[ˈplæsɪd] ADJ [person] → apacible, plácido; [face] → tranquilo, sosegado; [water] → apacible, tranquilo

placid

[ˈplæsɪd] adj
[person, animal] → placide
to remain placid → rester placide
[life] → tranquille
[waters] → tranquille

placid

adjruhig; person alsogelassen; dispositionfriedfertig; smilestill; scenebeschaulich, friedvoll

placid

[ˈplæsɪd] adjplacido/a, calmo/a

placid

(ˈplasid) adjective
calm and not easily disturbed or upset. a placid child.
ˈplacidly adverb
ˈplacidness noun
References in classic literature ?
Jo was determined to have it out now, and tried to look quite placid, though she quaked a little after her bold speech.
She was very quiet but beneath a placid exterior a continual ferment went on.
See," he said, pointing through the trees toward a spot where a little basin of water reflected the stars from its placid bosom, "here is the 'bloody pond'; and I am on ground that I have not only often traveled, but over which I have fou't the enemy, from the rising to the setting sun.
What thanks, what ardent and ceaseless thanks are due to that all-superintending Providence which has turned a cruel war into peace, brought order out of confusion, made the fierce savages placid, and turned away their hostile weapons from our country
and she stood there with a plate in her hand, beaming at our companion, who looked from one of us to the other with placid heavenly eyes that contained nothing to check us.
For that strange spectacle observable in all sperm whales dying --the turning sunwards of the head, and so expiring --that strange spectacle, beheld of such a placid evening, somehow to Ahab conveyed a wondrousness unknown before.
The snowy fisse crape cap, made after the strait Quaker pattern,--the plain white muslin handkerchief, lying in placid folds across her bosom,--the drab shawl and dress,--showed at once the community to which she belonged.
and I looked around on the company with placid satisfaction, for I had slipped up on him gradually and tied him hand and foot, you see, without his ever noticing that he was being tied at all.
Hoch placid and content, Gretchen weeping over her hard fate.
Blake's dull face flushed under this gibe, but before he could set his retort in order Tom had turned to Wilson, and was saying, with placid indifference of manner and voice:
Rebecca flew down over the hill to get a last pail of spring water, and as she lifted the bucket from the crystal depths and looked out over the glowing beauty of the autumn landscape, she saw a company of surveyors with their instruments making calculations and laying lines that apparently crossed Sunnybrook at the favorite spot where Mirror Pool lay clear and placid, the yellow leaves on its surface no yellower than its sparkling sands.
April advanced to May: a bright serene May it was; days of blue sky, placid sunshine, and soft western or southern gales filled up its duration.