adverb see placid

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  • Placidly — Plac id*ly, adv. In a placid manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • placidly — adverb 1. in a quiet and tranquil manner (Freq. 1) the sea now shimmered placidly before our eyes • Derived from adjective: ↑placid 2. in a placid and good natured manner I put the questions, and she answered them placidly • Derived from… …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • placidly — See placidity. * * * …   Universalium

  • placidly — adverb In a placid manner …   Wiktionary

  • placidly — Synonyms and related words: calmly, composedly, coolly, dispassionately, impassively, imperturbably, inexcitably, inirritably, levelheadedly, peacefully, quiescently, quietly, serenely, smoothly, steadily, still, stilly, stodgily, stoically,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • placidly — plæsɪdlɪ adj. quietly, serenely; tranquilly, peacefully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • placidly — plac·id·ly …   English syllables

  • placidly — See: placid …   English dictionary

  • placid — [[t]plæ̱sɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A placid person or animal is calm and does not easily become excited, angry, or upset. She was a placid child who rarely cried... Marcus remained placid in the face of her outburst. Syn: calm Derived words: placidly …   English dictionary

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