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Examples of balmy in a Sentence
a completely balmy but harmless old man who talked intently to plants and believed they answered back
a pleasant, balmy breeze was all that stirred the wildflowers growing near the shore
Recent Examples of balmy from the Web
Unlike the rest of my sweaty body, my curls seemed oblivious to the balmy weather.
The rest of us have to wait for those softly balmy nights that make going inside seem like a defeat, those evenings when grilling a steak and eating it on the deck is the sweetest reward for a punishing winter.
The balmy weather was perfect for the 3.1-mile race, which included 193 CEOs.
Outside, in the balmy Florida night, Parish, 51, of Broadview Elementary, was wrestling with the question of the class door.
Nelson Street, its hub, is quiet on a balmy early afternoon.
Administering the test is simple: Step outside on any balmy Saturday afternoon in June.
Heads raise and necks crane as the statuesque (nearly six feet tall in heels) candidate rushes in during lunch hour on a balmy January afternoon.
On a balmy night at Anfield, goals from the devastating front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino sealed the three points against a rather passive Bournemouth outfit to boost their chances of the top four finish.
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absurd, asinine, brainless, cockeyed, crackpot, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dippy, dotty, fatuous, featherheaded, fool, foolish, half-baked, half-witted, harebrained, inept, insane, jerky, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, lunkheaded, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, senseless, silly, simpleminded, stupid, tomfool, unwise, wacky (also whacky), weak-minded, witless, zany;
airheaded, birdbrained, brain-dead, chowderheaded, chuckleheaded, clueless, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, feebleminded, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), mindless, moronic, oafish, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, thoughtless, thick, thickheaded, unintelligent, vacuous, witless;
out to lunch;
BALMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of balmy for English Language Learners
of air, weather, etc. : warm, calm, and pleasant
: crazy or foolish
BALMY Defined for Kids
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