balmy

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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

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.

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

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.
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"

balmy

adjective
2. see barmy

balmy 1

adjective
Free from severity or violence, as in movement:

balmy 2

adjective
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

balmy

[ˈbɑːmi] adj
[breeze, air] → doux(douce); [evening] → doux(douce)
(British) = barmy

balmy

adj (+er) (= fragrant)wohlriechend; (= mild)sanft, lind (geh); balmy breezessanfte Brisen, linde Lüfte (geh)

balmy

[ˈbɑːmɪ] adj
a. (breeze, air) → balsamico/a
b. (Brit) (fam) = barmy

balm

(baːm) noun
something that soothes. The music was balm to my ears.
ˈbalmy adjective
ˈbalminess noun

balmy

a. balsámico; suave, reparador;
___ sleepsueño reparador.
References in classic literature ?
There seemed no necessity for his having drawn breath at all; the world never wanted him; but, as he had breathed, it ought always to have been the balmiest of summer air.
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A man walks a dog in the warm weather among the bluebells in Norfolk Mercury set to soar PARTS of the UK enjoyed their balmiest day of the year so far yesterday, as Britons prepare to sizzle on what is set to be the hottest Bank Holiday Monday since records began.