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.
I got into my car and just sat there in the balmy London night replaying the events of the day in my mind.
During a balmy summer, few things provide immediate enjoyment like a chilled glass of rosé.
The afternoon happened to be a perfect one; the air was balmy, with a touch of the Indian summer about it.
The night wind was balmy, and there was a fragrance of cedar in its breath.
What a balmy serenity hovers around them—basking in the sunlight of undisturbed tranquillity.
He thought that a balmy dew was falling on his poor wounded heart.
A low-hanging, golden moon, a lake that was ripply but not too rough, and balmy night air—who could ask for more?
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]