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 ?
Through the balmy air of night How they ring out their delight!
Her gauzy flowing robes might not be very warm, yet the weather wasn't at all chilly, but rather mild and balmy, like a spring day.
He shall know all about that to-morrow, and in the mean time, as it's rather late, I'll try and get a wink of the balmy.'
Don't know anything about the north, but am altogether salubrious and balmy, hey, my lady?"
"I have to inform you, my dearest Fanny, that Henry has been down to Portsmouth to see you; that he had a delightful walk with you to the dockyard last Saturday, and one still more to be dwelt on the next day, on the ramparts; when the balmy air, the sparkling sea, and your sweet looks and conversation were altogether in the most delicious harmony, and afforded sensations which are to raise ecstasy even in retrospect.
An effect, however, widely different; for so soft and balmy was it, that, had all his former blows been stabs, it would for some minutes have prevented his feeling their smart.
"In the meanwhile also the black ground was covered with herbage, and the green banks interspersed with innumerable flowers, sweet to the scent and the eyes, stars of pale radiance among the moonlight woods; the sun became warmer, the nights clear and balmy; and my nocturnal rambles were an extreme pleasure to me, although they were considerably shortened by the late setting and early rising of the sun, for I never ventured abroad during daylight, fearful of meeting with the same treatment I had formerly endured in the first village which I entered.
The wind, which had been fresh and raw across the bare hills, gained no entrance to the cove; and the beach was warm and balmy, the air sweetly pungent with the thicket odors.
Everything would be favorable; it was balmy and beautiful spring weather now, and Nature was all tailored out in her new clothes.
The balmy sum- mer air, the restful quiet, the odor of the flowers, and the drowsing murmur of the bees had had their effect, and she was nodding over her knit- ting -- for she had no company but the cat, and it was asleep in her lap.
Let what would happen, this was a source of joy, inasmuch as we all knew that we could only vegetate while we continued where we then were, and that too without experiencing the delights of our former position, with good roots in the earth, a genial sun shedding its warmth upon our bosom, and balmy airs fanning our cheeks.
All the preceding afternoon and night heavy thunderstorms had hissed down upon the meads, and washed some of the hay into the river; but this morning the sun shone out all the more brilliantly for the deluge, and the air was balmy and clear.