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placid adj
1 free from disturbance; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water" [syn: quiet, still, tranquil, unruffled]
2 not easily irritated; "an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays" [syn: equable, even-tempered, good-tempered]
3 without untoward incident or disruption; "a placid existence"; "quiet times" [syn: quiet]
4 taking life easy; "an easygoing man rarely stirred to anger"; "an air of placid sufficiency" [syn: easygoing]

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  • a UK /ˈplæs.ɪd/, /"pla

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