Word of the Day: Placid

By Daniel Scocco

Placid is an adjective that means pleased, peaceful or quiet. It comes from the Latin placidus. There is also a lake called Lake Placid, northeast of New York.

The measure, which is on hold in the state Senate, generated some of the largest rallies ever seen at the normally placid Capitol earlier this year. (USA Today)

For much of the past two years, investors enjoyed a rising, and rather placid, stock market. (WSJ)

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4 Responses to “Word of the Day: Placid”

  • Warren

    You mean “…pleased, peaceful, or quiet.”

  • Anthony Patterson

    While your definitions and derivation are of course on target, this reader was shocked and deeply disappointed to find, on THIS webpage no less, the common (not “commonplace,” but as in “low”) misspelling of the word “quiet.” Please abandon the spell checker for old fashioned proofreading.

  • Gini

    I am sure you meant quiet here: Placid is an adjective that means pleased, peaceful or quite. Right?

  • Daniel Scocco

    Fixed it, thanks for the heads up guys.

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