Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “placid”

See all translations

placid

adjective
 
 
/ˈplæsɪd/
A placid person is calm and does not often get angry or excited.Patient and uncomplaining
placidly adverb
Translations of “placid”
in Spanish plácido…
in French placide…
in German ruhig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寧靜的, 平和的…
in Russian спокойный, безмятежный…
in Turkish sakin, uysal, halim selim…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宁静的, 平和的…
in Polish opanowany…
(Definition of placid from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “placid” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More