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 Dictionary entry overview: What does placid mean? 

PLACID (adjective)
  The adjective PLACID has 3 senses:

1. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
2. not easily irritated
3. living without undue worry; taking life easy

  Familiarity information: PLACID used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

PLACID (adjective)

Sense 1placid [BACK TO TOP]


(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves


placid; tranquil; unruffled; still; quiet; smooth

Context examples:

a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay / the quiet waters of a lagoon / a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky / a smooth channel crossing / scarcely a ripple on the still water / unruffled water


calm ((of weather) free from storm or wind)

Sense 2placid [BACK TO TOP]


Not easily irritated


even-tempered; good-tempered; equable; placid

Context examples:

an equable temper / not everyone shared his placid temperament / remained placid despite the repeated delays


good-natured (having an easygoing and cheerful disposition)

Sense 3placid [BACK TO TOP]


Living without undue worry; taking life easy


placid; calm; easygoing

Context examples:

an easygoing man rarely stirred to anger / an air of placid sufficiency


content; contented (satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are)

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