Placid Plac"id, a. [L. placidus, originally, pleasing, mild, from placere to please: cf. F. placide. See {Please}.] Pleased; contented; unruffied; undisturbed; serene; peaceful; tranquil; quiet; gentle. ``That placid aspect and meek regard.'' --Milton. ``Sleeping . . . the placid sleep of infancy.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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  • Placid — is a masculine given name, and may refer to:* John Placid Adelham (17th century), English Protestant minister * Saint Placid (6th century), Italian Christian monkee also* Lake Placid …   Wikipedia

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  • placid — (adj.) 1620s, from Fr. placide, from L. placidus pleasing, gentle, from placere to please (see PLEASE (Cf. please)). Related: Placidity; placidly …   Etymology dictionary

  • placid — *calm, tranquil, serene, peaceful, halcyon Analogous words: imperturbable, nonchalant, *cool, collected, composed: gentle, mild, lenient, smooth (see SOFT): *steady, equable, even, constant Antonyms: choleric (of persons): ruffled (of things) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • placid — [adj] calm, mild collected, composed, cool*, cool as a cucumber*, detached, easygoing, equable, even, even tempered, gentle, halcyon, hushed, imperturbable, irenic, peaceful, poised, quiet, restful, self possessed, serene, still, tranquil;… …   New thesaurus

  • placid — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not easily upset or excited; calm. DERIVATIVES placidity noun placidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin placidus, from placere to please …   English terms dictionary

  • Placid — [plas′id] Lake [descriptive] lake in NE N.Y., in the Adirondacks: resort area: c. 4 mi (6.4 km) long …   English World dictionary

  • placid — [plas′id] adj. [L placidus, akin to placere, to PLEASE] undisturbed; tranquil; calm; quiet SYN. CALM placidity [plə sid′ə tē] n. placidness placidly adv …   English World dictionary

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