V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. completely free of interruption and disturbance--calm; 2. easily satisfied

Synonyms: serene, calm, peaceful, tranquil, imperturbable, even-tempered, composed, halcyon

Antonyms: frenzied, turbulent, rough, excited, disturbed

Tips: Placid can refer either to nature or to a person's disposition. A placid lake would be calm and without wind or waves. Think of the Great Lake, Lake Placid--aptly named for being a placid (calm, flat) lake. Use placid to describe calm waters and calm and relaxed people. Someone who is placid will remain calm and unexcited. Placid is synonymous with serene and tranquil. See additional analysis at tranquil.

Usage Examples:

The placid sea and the approaching storm clouds appeared to be the calm before the storm. (calm)

Her placid manner often made people think she never got angry. (even-tempered)

The placid lake is great for swimming and canoeing. (calm, tranquil)

Luckily, I wasn’t in a hurry and remained placid and relaxed despite the repeated flight delays. (composed, even-tempered)

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