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plac·id

 (plăs′ĭd)
adj.
1.
a. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet: led a placid life.
b. Not agitated physically; not disturbed: a placid stream.
2. Not easily upset or excited; mild or complacent: a placid demeanor. See Synonyms at calm.

[Latin placidus, from placēre, to please; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

pla·cid′i·ty (plə-sĭd′ĭ-tē), plac′id·ness (plăs′ĭd-nĭs) n.
plac′id·ly adv.

placid

(ˈplæsɪd)
adj
having a calm appearance or nature
[C17: from Latin placidus peaceful; related to placēre to please]
placidity, ˈplacidness n
ˈplacidly adv

plac•id

(ˈplæs ɪd)

adj.
pleasantly calm or peaceful.
[1620–30; < Latin placidus calm, quiet, akin to placēre to please; see -id4]
pla•cid•i•ty (pləˈsɪd ɪ ti) plac′id•ness, n.
plac′id•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.placid - (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
calm - (of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas"
2.placid - not easily irritated; "an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays"
good-natured - having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play"

placid

placid

adjective
1. Not excited or emotionally agitated:
2. Motionless and undisturbed:
Translations
هادئ، وَديع
klidnýmírný
fredsommelig
rólegur, stilltur
rāms

placid

[ˈplæsɪd] ADJ [person] → apacible, plácido; [face] → tranquilo, sosegado; [water] → apacible, tranquilo

placid

[ˈplæsɪd] adj
[person, animal] → placide
to remain placid → rester placide
[life] → tranquille
[waters] → tranquille

placid

adjruhig; person alsogelassen; dispositionfriedfertig; smilestill; scenebeschaulich, friedvoll

placid

[ˈplæsɪd] adjplacido/a, calmo/a

placid

(ˈplasid) adjective
calm and not easily disturbed or upset. a placid child.
ˈplacidly adverb
ˈplacidness noun
References in classic literature ?
Do what he would, and love me though he did, the light left his face ever and again, and a film came over the placid look at the white ceiling.
For that strange spectacle observable in all sperm whales dying --the turning sunwards of the head, and so expiring --that strange spectacle, beheld of such a placid evening, somehow to Ahab conveyed a wondrousness unknown before.
It reminds you of a placid rivulet, meandering smoothly through green pastures and shaded by pleasant trees, till at last it falls into the vasty sea; but the sea is so calm, so silent, so indifferent, that you are troubled suddenly by a vague uneasiness.
The surviving members of the family came severally every few minutes to the casket and wept above the placid features beneath the glass.
Here the dirty-faced man fell into ecstasies of mirth at his own retort, in which he was joined by a man of bland voice and placid countenance, who always made it a point to agree with everybody.
His life of eighty placid years was almost without what, with most human beings, count for incidents.
Beside the little old gentleman sat a little old lady, plump and placid like himself, and the pony was coming along at his own pace and doing exactly as he pleased with the whole concern.
I do really think, though, that Ludovic Speed would never have got any further along than placid courtship if I had not helped him and Theodora Dix out.
It seems to me like a living companion while I wander along the bank, and listen to its low, placid voice, as to the voice of one who is deaf and loving.
The sun was beginning to fall, and a sheet of golden light was spread over the placid plain, lending to its even surface those glorious tints and hues, that, the human imagination is apt to conceive, forms the embellishment of still more imposing scenes.
Well, yes, Master Marner," said Dolly, who sat with a placid listening face, now bordered by grey hairs; "I doubt it may.
But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.