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BALMY (balmier, balmiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does balmy mean? 

BALMY (adjective)
  The adjective BALMY has 2 senses:

1. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
2. mild and pleasant

  Familiarity information: BALMY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BALMY (adjective)

Sense 1balmy [BACK TO TOP]


Informal or slang terms for mentally irregular


dotty; haywire; kookie; kooky; loco; loony; nuts; round the bend; daft; crackers; around the bend; buggy; bonkers; batty; bats; balmy; wacky; nutty; loopy; barmy; fruity; whacky; cracked

Context example:

it used to drive my husband balmy


insane (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement)

Sense 2balmy [BACK TO TOP]


Mild and pleasant


balmy; mild; soft

Context examples:

balmy days and nights / the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth / a soft breeze


clement ((of weather or climate) physically mild)

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