Origin of placidClassical Latin placidus, akin to placere, to please
A placid mountain lake.
An example of placid is a still lake in the middle of a forest.
Origin of Placiddescriptive
- a. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet: led a placid life.b. Not agitated physically; not disturbed: a placid stream.
- Not easily upset or excited; mild or complacent: a placid demeanor. See Synonyms at calm.
Origin of placidLatin placidus from placēre to please ; see plāk-1 in Indo-European roots.
- pla·cid′i·ty plac′id·ness
(comparative more placid, superlative most placid)
From Latin placidus (“peaceful, calm, placid"), from placeÅ (“please, satisfy").
- He watched the placid surface of the sea.
- He had a placid nature.
- It was placid water.
- His nature, when not enhanced by the electrical and chemical devices of his owner & trainer, is said to be quite placid.
- At least she is so placid and mild that she doesn't lash out.