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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: placidus, from placere; PLEASE2

placid

adjective
     
plac‧id
1 a placid person does not often get angry or upset and does not usually mind doing what other people want them to:
a large, placid baby
She sat still, placid and waiting.
2 calm and peaceful:
The lake was placid and still under the moonlight.
placidly adverb:
Dobbs stood at the entrance, placidly smoking his pipe.
placidity noun [uncountable]

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