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balmy

adjective

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1 having or showing a very abnormal or sick state of mind
  • a completely balmy but harmless old man who talked intently to plants and believed they answered back

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2 marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low
  • a balmy spring day

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3 not harsh or stern especially in nature or effect
  • a pleasant, balmy breeze was all that stirred the wildflowers growing near the shore

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4 showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment
  • the balmy notion that the IRS wouldn't collect taxes on his lottery winnings

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“Balmy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/balmy. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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