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placid

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of placid

  1. 1 free from emotional or mental agitation an exceptionally placid mother who was rarely upset by her six children Synonyms of placid collected, composed, cool, coolheaded, equal, level, limpid, peaceful, calm, possessed, recollected, sedate, self-composed, self-possessed, serene, smooth, together, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unruffled, unshaken, untroubled, unworriedWords Related to placid even, even-keeled, steady, well-adjusted, well-balanced; imperturbable, nerveless, unflappable, unshakable; centered, disciplined, equable, self-contained, self-controlled; affable, breezy, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, laid-back, loosey-goosey, mellow; carefree, nonchalant, unconcerned; assured, confident, self-assured; aloof, detached, dispassionate, indifferent; bovine, impassive, phlegmatic, sober, stolid; relaxed, relieved, tranquilized (also tranquillized)Near Antonyms of placid anxious, bothered, distressed, uneasy, unquiet, unsettled, worried; jittery, jumpy, nervous, restless, skittish, tense; high-strung, unstable, uptightAntonyms of placid agitated, discomposed, disturbed, flustered, perturbed, unglued, unhinged, unstrung, upset

  2. 2 free from storms or physical disturbance a placid lake Synonyms of placid halcyon, hushed, lown [dialect], peaceful, calm, quiet, serene, still, stilly, tranquil, untroubledWords Related to placid balmy, clement, equable, gentle, mild, moderate, temperate; clear, cloudless, fair, rainless, sunny, sunshiny, windlessNear Antonyms of placid blizzardy (also blizzardly), blustery, squally, windy; extreme, foul, intemperate, nasty, severeAntonyms of placid agitated, angry, inclement, restless, rough, stormy, tempestuous, turbulent, unquiet, unsettled

  3. 3 free from disturbing noise or uproar a vacation in the placid lake community Synonyms of placid arcadian, calm, hushed, peaceful, quiet, restful, serene, still, stilly, tranquilWords Related to placid noiseless, silent, soundless; mute, speechless, wordless; dead, motionless, quiescent; muffled, muted, quieted; dull, gentle, low, soft; ultraquietNear Antonyms of placid crazy, tempestuous, wild; blaring, blasting, booming, earsplitting, piercing, roaring, thundering, thunderousAntonyms of placid boisterous, clamorous, clattery, deafening, loud, noisy, raucous, rip-roaring, roistering, romping, rowdy, tumultuous, unquiet, uproarious, woolly (also wooly)

Synonym Discussion of placid

calm, tranquil, serene, placid, peaceful mean quiet and free from disturbance. calm often implies a contrast with a foregoing or nearby state of agitation or violence.
    • the protests ended, and the streets were calm again
tranquil suggests a very deep quietude or composure.
    • the tranquil beauty of a formal garden
serene stresses an unclouded and lofty tranquility.
    • watched the sunset of a serene summer's evening
placid suggests an undisturbed appearance and often implies a degree of complacency.
    • remained placid despite the criticism
peaceful implies a state of repose in contrast with or following strife or turmoil.
    • grown peaceful in old age


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