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placid

[plas-id] /ˈplæs ɪd/
adjective
1.
pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed:
placid waters.
Origin of placid
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin placidus calm, quiet, akin to placēre to please (orig., to calm); see -id4
Related forms
placidity
[pluh-sid-i-tee] /pləˈsɪd ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
placidness, noun
placidly, adverb
unplacid, adjective
unplacidly, adverb
unplacidness, noun
Synonyms
See peaceful.
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  • Chalons is an ideally situated city, with a placidness which the slow current of the Sane does not disturb.

  • In her whole attitude there is a sort of gravity and placidness, something of the half-asleep air of a person ruminating.

  • The conversation of these innocent and guileless lovers was, as it were, in unison with the placidness of the evening.

    Imogen William Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for placidness

placid

/ˈplæsɪd/
adjective
1.
having a calm appearance or nature
Derived Forms
placidity (pləˈsɪdɪtɪ), placidness, noun
placidly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin placidus peaceful; related to placēre to please
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Word Origin and History for placidness

placid

adj.

1620s, from French placide (15c.) and directly from Latin placidus "pleasing, peaceful, quiet, gentle, still, calm," from placere "to please" (see please). Related: Placidly; placidness.

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