balmy

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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,… …

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  • 4 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Balmy — Coralie Balmy Persönliche Informationen Name: Coralie Balmy Nationalität …

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  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 balmy — 1. mod. crazy; giddy. □ You are totally balmy if you think I will put up with that stuff. □ What a balmy idea! 2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ She’s not just drunk, she’s a little balmy. □ …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 13 balmy — balm|y [ˈba:mi US ˈba:mi, ˈba:lmi] adj balmy air, weather etc is warm and pleasant = ↑mild ▪ a balmy summer night …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 balmy — balm|y [ bami ] adjective 1. ) warm and pleasant: a balmy night balmy weather 2. ) OLD FASHIONED crazy …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 balmy — [[t]bɑ͟ːmi[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Balmy weather is fairly warm and pleasant. ...a balmy summer s evening …

    English dictionary

  • 16 balmy — adjective balmy air, weather etc is warm and pleasant: a balmy summer night …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 balmy — /ˈbami / (say bahmee) adjective (balmier, balmiest) 1. mild and refreshing; soft; soothing: balmy weather. 2. having the qualities of balm; aromatic; fragrant: balmy leaves. 3. producing balm. 4. US → barmy. {balm + y1} –balmily …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 balmy — adjective (balmier; est) Date: 15th century 1. a. having the qualities of balm ; soothing b. mild 3 < balmy weather > 2. crazy, foolish • balmily adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 balmy — adj. Balmy is used with these nouns: ↑evening …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 balmy — adjective the balmy breezes of the West Indies Syn: mild, gentle, temperate, summery, calm, tranquil, clement, fine, pleasant, benign, soothing, soft Ant: harsh, wintry …

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