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
References in classic literature ?
Her only real comfort was when the child lay in the placidity of sleep.
I think his broad brow to be full of a prairie-like placidity, born of a speculative indifference as to death.
That is a degree of placidity, which I can neither comprehend nor respect.
And so, under pretence of softening the previous outrage, of stroking and soothing me into placidity, you stick a sly penknife under my ear
Even now he sometimes starts out of his sleep in a sudden way and awakes all trembling until I can coax him back to his usual placidity.
Caderousse quickly performed the stranger's bidding; and after pouring some into a glass, and slowly swallowing its contents, the abbe, resuming his usual placidity of manner, said, as he placed his empty glass on the table, -- "Where did we leave off?
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.
He reflected with sober placidity that at least there were no monuments of his "meanness" scattered about the world.
Yes; she mustn't come out any more," said Miss Tita, with one of her lapses into a deeper placidity.
As soon as Billy could sit in a highchair or an ordinary packing box on the floor, she kept him with her while she went about her different tasks, cooing and laughing with him as she worked, but when he needed attention she could disregard calling dishes, chickens, half-churned butter, unfinished ironing, unmilked cows or an irate husband with a placidity that was worthy of the old Greek gods.
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.
At last even the placidity of Professor Erlin was moved, and he insisted that his wife should speak to the Chinaman.