Definition of placid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈplæsɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈplæsɪd//
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  1. 1(of a person or an animal) not easily excited or irritated a placid baby/horse The cattle are placid, so easy to work with. opposite high-spirited
  2. 2calm and peaceful, with very little movement synonym tranquil the placid waters of the lake
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French placide, from Latin placidus, from placere ‘to please’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: placid