The surprisingly boring movie Contagion, has arrived, signaling the end of balmy youth for the field of infectious diseases.
David Ignatius calls for a revival of cream-colored linen and balmy pinfeather.
Eleanor Roosevelt addressed the record crowd on a balmy Southern California afternoon.
Intoxicated with alcohol
Mildly crazy; cracked: One of your balmier notions
[first form chiefly British 1600+, second 1800s+; fr barm, ''froth on fermenting beer,'' hence ''flighty, ditsy''; fell in with balmy, said to be fr St Bartelemy, the patron of mad folk, perhaps because the words are homophones in British English]