placid

[plas-id]
adjective
pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: placid waters.

Origin:
1620–30; < Latin placidus calm, quiet, akin to placēre to please (orig., to calm); see -id4

placidity [pluh-sid-i-tee] , placidness, noun
placidly, adverb
unplacid, adjective
unplacidly, adverb
unplacidness, noun


See peaceful.
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placid (ˈplæsɪd)
 
adj
having a calm appearance or nature
 
[C17: from Latin placidus peaceful; related to placēre to please]
 
placidity
 
n
 
'placidness
 
n
 
'placidly
 
adv

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placid
1626, from Fr. placide, from L. placidus "pleasing, gentle," from placere "to please" (see please).
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They accept their fate as lovers who will go beyond the grave together with an unemotional kind of placidity.
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