placidity


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.placidity - a feeling of calmness; a quiet and undisturbed feeling
calmness - a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement
2.placidity - a disposition free from stress or emotionplacidity - a disposition free from stress or emotion
calm, calmness, composure, equanimity - steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
ataraxia - peace of mind

placidity

noun
Translations

placidity

[pləˈsɪdɪtɪ] Nplacidez f, apacibilidad f, tranquilidad f

placidity

[pləˈsɪdɪti] nplacidité f

placidity

nRuhe f; (of person also)Gelassenheit f; (of disposition)Friedfertigkeit f; (of smile)Stille f

placidity

[pləˈsɪdɪtɪ] nplacidità
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I think his broad brow to be full of a prairie-like placidity, born of a speculative indifference as to death.
With the first full puff of the smoke he gave over his moans and yelps, the agitation began to fade out of him, and Daughtry, appreciatively waiting, saw the trembling go out of his hands, the pendulous lip-quivering cease, the saliva stop flowing from the corners of his mouth, and placidity come into the fiery remnants of his eyes.
They were not of the folk we meet in fashionable drawing-rooms who conceal all such feelings as they may chance to possess beneath the impenetrable mask of a conventional placidity.
An exhausted composure, a worn-out placidity, an equanimity of fatigue not to be ruffled by interest or satisfaction, are the trophies of her victory.
Wordsworth's own character, as we have already observed, was dominated by a certain contentment, a sort of naturally religious placidity, not often found in union with a poetic sensibility so [97] active as his; and this gentle sense of well-being was favourable to the quiet, habitual observation of the inanimate, or imperfectly animate, world.
Even at eight it took a great deal to ruffle Dora's placidity.
Two days afterwards they carried Matthew Cuthbert over his homestead threshold and away from the fields he had tilled and the orchards he had loved and the trees he had planted; and then Avonlea settled back to its usual placidity and even at Green Gables affairs slipped into their old groove and work was done and duties fulfilled with regularity as before, although always with the aching sense of "loss in all familiar things.
I have often wondered whether those early Madonnas of Raphael, with the blond faces and somewhat stupid expression, kept their placidity undisturbed when their strong-limbed, strong-willed boys got a little too old to do without clothing.
Her only real comfort was when the child lay in the placidity of sleep.
That is a degree of placidity, which I can neither comprehend nor respect.
At last even the placidity of Professor Erlin was moved, and he insisted that his wife should speak to the Chinaman.
Her mamma, who had returned from an excursion to the kitchen, sat on the other side of the small work-table with an air of more entire placidity, until, the clock again giving notice that it was going to strike, she looked up from the lace-mending which was occupying her plump fingers and rang the bell.