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 Dictionary entry overview: What does placidly mean? 

PLACIDLY (adverb)
  The adverb PLACIDLY has 2 senses:

1. in a quiet and tranquil manner
2. in a placid and good-natured manner

  Familiarity information: PLACIDLY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PLACIDLY (adverb)

Sense 1placidly [BACK TO TOP]


In a quiet and tranquil manner

Context example:

the sea now shimmered placidly before our eyes


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

Sense 2placidly [BACK TO TOP]


In a placid and good-natured manner

Context example:

I put the questions, and she answered them placidly


placid (not easily irritated)

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