Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being placid.
- n. The state or quality of being placid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being placid.
- n. a feeling of calmness; a quiet and undisturbed feeling
- From placid + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Wanting to fill my eyes and thoughts with beauty as I began chemotherapy, I pored over art books and absorbed the placidness of Monet's garden, the sparkling color of the Impressionists, the strength and solidity of”
“Whenever he came in my sight, the thought of this gave me an indignation that made his presence disgustful to me; and the more, as I fancied I beheld in his face a triumph which reproached my weakness on that account; although perhaps it was only the same vivacity and placidness that generally sit upon his features.”
“Would you expect to enjoy yourself with your usual placidness, and not to be ruffled, in an hurricane which every moment threatens to blow your house down?”
“Now anger is by nature at the farthest distance imaginable from complacency, and spleenishness from placidness, and animosity and turbulence from humanity and kindness.”
“To expand the human face to its full perfection, it seems necessary that the mind should co-operate by placidness of content, or consciousness of superiority.”
“The placidness of his voice made it sound as though they had never engaged in their discussion.”
“Beneath the placidness Rostnikov sensed a seething anger.”
“Why was I not by to sooth my Friend to placidness -- but I unhappily had contributed to it.”
“No tongue can express, no mind can reach, the heavenly placidness and soul-satisfying delight which are intimated in these words.”
“To each other," he replied, and I could see he was enjoying Mrs. Bain's placidness and my apprehension of trouble ahead.”
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