placid

  • 1placid — PLACÍD, Ă, placizi, de, adj. Calm, potolit, liniştit, blajin; exagerat de calm, indiferent, flegmatic, pasiv. – Din fr. placide. Trimis de RACAI, 21.10.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  PLACÍD adj. 1. v. indiferent. 2. v. calm. 3. v. monoton …

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  • 2Placid — (Jean François Duval) est un illustrateur, peintre et dessinateur français. Son pseudonyme vient du journal Pif Gadget où étaient publiées les aventures de Placid et Muzo . Sommaire 1 Publications 1.1 Albums 1.2 Participations …

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  • 3Placid — 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 …

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  • 4Placid — 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.… …

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  • 5placid — I adjective at peace, balmy, calm, calmative, collected, composed, cool, easeful, easygoing, equable, even, gentle, halcyon, halcyonian, imperturable, irenic, irenical, meek, mild, motionless, pacific, paradisiacal, pastoral, patient, peaceable,… …

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  • 6placid — (adj.) 1620s, from Fr. placide, from L. placidus pleasing, gentle, from placere to please (see PLEASE (Cf. please)). Related: Placidity; placidly …

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  • 7placid — *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) …

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  • 8placid — [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;… …

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  • 9placid — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not easily upset or excited; calm. DERIVATIVES placidity noun placidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin placidus, from placere to please …

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  • 10Placid — [plas′id] Lake [descriptive] lake in NE N.Y., in the Adirondacks: resort area: c. 4 mi (6.4 km) long …

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  • 11placid — [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 …

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  • 12placid — [[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 …

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  • 13placid — plac|id [ˈplæsıd] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: placidus, from placere; PLEASE2] 1.) a placid person does not often get angry or upset and does not usually mind doing what other people want them to ▪ a large, placid baby ▪ She sat still …

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  • 14placid — plac|id [ plæsəd ] adjective 1. ) rarely showing or experiencing excitement or anger: a placid baby/horse/child a placid expression/face 2. ) peaceful and without a lot of action or movement: the placid waters of the lake ╾ pla|cid|i|ty noun… …

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  • 15placid — adjective 1 a placid person or animal does not easily get angry or excited: He had a placid nature, well suited to teaching. 2 calm and peaceful: The lake was placid and still under the moonlight. placidly adverb: Dobbs stood at the entrance,… …

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  • 16placid — UK [ˈplæsɪd] / US [ˈplæsəd] adjective 1) rarely showing or experiencing excitement or anger a placid baby/horse/child a placid expression/face 2) peaceful and without a lot of action or movement the placid waters of the lake Derived words:… …

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  • 17placid — adjective Etymology: Latin placidus, from placēre to please more at please Date: 1626 serenely free of interruption or disturbance < placid skies > < a placid disposition >; also complacent 1 Synonyms: see calm • placidity noun • …

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  • 18placid — adjective not easily upset or excited; calm: a placid nature. ↘calm and peaceful: placid waters. Derivatives placidity noun placidly adverb Origin C17: from Fr. placide, from L. placidus, from placere to please …

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  • 19placid — adjective 1) she s normally very placid Syn: even tempered, calm, tranquil, equable, unexcitable, serene, mild, calm, cool, and collected , composed, self possessed, poised, easygoing, levelheaded, steady, unruffled …

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  • 20placid — placidity /pleuh sid i tee/, placidness, n. placidly, adv. /plas id/, adj. pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: placid waters. [1620 30; < L placidus calm, quiet, akin to placere to PLEASE (orig., to&#8230; …

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