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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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Adv.1.balmily - in a mildly insane mannerbalmily - in a mildly insane manner; "the old lady is beginning to behave quite dottily"
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It was a balmily sunny evening and full-length double doors were wide open to Juliet balconies - admittedly overlooking 1960s office buildings rather than some ornate plaza.