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balmy

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
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balm·y

 (bä′mē)
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.
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balmy

(ˈbɑːmɪ)
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
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balm•y

(ˈbɑ mi)

adj. balm•i•er, balm•i•est.
1. mild and refreshing; soft; soothing: balmy weather.
2. Informal. crazy; foolish; eccentric.
[1490–1500]
balm′i•ly, adv.
balm′i•ness, n.
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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"
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balmy

adjective
2. see barmy
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

balmy 1

adjective
Free from severity or violence, as in movement:

balmy 2

adjective
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Translations
بَلْسَمي، مُرَطِّب، مُسَكِّن
libýmírný
balsamherligskøn
hämylempeäleppeäleutorauhoittava
balzsamosbolondosenyhehóbortosillatos
linandi, mÿkjandi
dinlendiriciferahlatıcı

balmy

[ˈbɑːmɪ] ADJ (balmier (compar) (balmiest (superl)))
1. (liter) (= soothing) → balsámico
2. (= mild) [breeze, air] → suave, cálido
3. = barmy
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

balmy

[ˈbɑːmi] adj
[breeze, air] → doux(douce); [evening] → doux(douce)
(British) = barmy
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

balmy

adj (+er) (= fragrant)wohlriechend; (= mild)sanft, lind (geh); balmy breezessanfte Brisen, linde Lüfte (geh)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

balmy

[ˈbɑːmɪ] adj
a. (breeze, air) → balsamico/a
b. (Brit) (fam) = barmy
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

balm

(baːm) noun
something that soothes. The music was balm to my ears.
ˈbalmy adjective
ˈbalminess noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

balmy

a. balsámico; suave, reparador;
___ sleepsueño reparador.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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