balmy

balmy
adjective (balmier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. a. having the qualities of balm ; soothing b. mild 3 <
balmy weather
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2. crazy, foolishbalmily adverbbalminess noun

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  • Balmy — Balm y, a. 1. Having the qualities of balm; odoriferous; aromatic; assuaging; soothing; refreshing; mild; as, balmy weather. The balmy breeze. Tickell. [1913 Webster] Tired nature s sweet restorer, balmy sleep! Young. [1913 Webster] 2. Producing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balmy — balmy, barmy These two words come from two roots, although the lines of descent have become intertwined: balmy (meaning ‘deliciously fragrant’) comes from balm (see the entry above) and barmy (as now used colloquially, meaning ‘stupid’) comes… …   Modern English usage

  • balmy — [adj1] comfortable with respect to weather mild, moderate, moist, pleasant, refreshing, summerlike, summery, temperate, tropical; concepts 603,605 Ant. cool, inclement, wintery balmy [adj2] insane absurd, bugged out*, cracked*, crazed, crazy,… …   New thesaurus

  • balmy — [bäm′ē; ] occas. [ bäl′mē] adj. balmier, balmiest 1. having the qualities of balm; soothing, mild, pleasant, etc. [a balmy day] 2. [var. of BARMY] [Slang, Chiefly Brit.] Chiefly Brit. Slang crazy or foolish balmily adv. balminess n …   English World dictionary

  • balmy — index medicinal, placid, remedial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • balmy — c.1500, delicately fragrant, from BALM (Cf. balm) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Figurative use for soothing dates from c.1600; of breezes, air, etc. mild, fragrant (combining both earlier senses) it is first attested 1704. Meaning weak minded, idiotic, 1851,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • balmy — 1 aromatic, fragrant, *odorous, redolent Analogous words: refreshing, restoring, rejuvenating (see RENEW): pleasing, grateful, welcome, *pleasant Antonyms: rank, noisome Contrasted words: *malodorous, fetid, stinking, fusty, musty, putrid 2 * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • balmy — ► ADJECTIVE (balmier, balmiest) ▪ (of the weather) pleasantly warm …   English terms dictionary

  • Balmy — Coralie Balmy Persönliche Informationen Name: Coralie Balmy Nationalität …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • balmy — balmily, adv. balminess, n. /bah mee/, adj., balmier, balmiest. 1. mild and refreshing; soft; soothing: balmy weather. 2. having the qualities of balm; aromatic; fragrant: balmy leaves. 3. producing balm: balmy plants; a balmy shrub. 4. Informal …   Universalium

  • balmy — UK [ˈbɑːmɪ] / US [ˈbɑmɪ] adjective Word forms balmy : adjective balmy comparative balmier superlative balmiest warm and pleasant a balmy night balmy weather …   English dictionary

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