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mild and refreshing; soft; soothing; a balmy breeze; producing balm: balmy plants; crazy; foolish; eccentric: a balmy old hermit
Not to be confused with:
barmy – containing or resembling barm, the yeast formed on malt liquors while fermenting; frothy: a barmy drink


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 ?
Methinks the air Is balmier now than it was wont to be -- Rich melodies are floating in the winds -- A rarer loveliness bedecks the earth -- And with a holier lustre the quiet moon Sitteth in Heaven.
Every mile we walked the atmosphere grew softer and balmier, and the country before us shone with a yet more luminous beauty.
5 THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Thursday, Film4, 6.35pm WIDOW Evelyn (Judi Dench, right) is determined to start anew, so abandons Britain for the balmier climes of Jaipur and a retirement home called The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
6 THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Thursday, Film4, 6.35pm WIDOW Evelyn (Judi Dench) is determined to start anew, so abandons Britain for the balmier climes of Jaipur and a retirement home called The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
The UK has been enjoying fairly warm temperatures for this time of year, beating typically balmier countries like Spain and France today.
[UKPRwire, Mon Sep 17 2018] Summer is finally on its way out ushering in cooler days and balmier evening.
The jet stream may also become disturbed from its current path to move further north, allowing balmier air and higher pressure to become dominant close to the UK.
Aime Maeght, the art dealer who fled Nazi-occupied Paris for the balmier climes of the French Riviera, is generally revered around those parts, not least for building his Fondation Maeght, a stunning modernist masterpiece by the Catalan architect Josep Sert, perched in the hills by Saint-Paul de Vence, and then stuffing it with work by his proteges and friends -- Joan Miro, Fernand Leger, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Baltus and Pierre Bonnard.
Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said: "As consumers, we need to see clear evidence with our own eyes - in our bank balances and pay packets - that balmier economic climes have returned."
Situated in the Cagayan Valley region, Batanes is blessed with a cooler, balmier climate and strong winds.
The collection is designed to be layered so that employees can self-regulate comfort while working in the freezing temperatures of Alaska to the balmier weather of Mexico.
Rising average temperatures do not simply mean balmier winters.