What does the word placidity mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Smoothness; tranquillity. placidness.

Usage examples for placidity

  1. Placidity; a steady faith; these too were needed. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  2. No marvel that her matrimonial experiences were the comment of the camp and gave rise to many differences, but, since placidity and fat have been known among so- called civilised peoples to blend in the individual, Maria's demeanour called for no comment. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  3. It was a lovely face, not youthful in its character of beauty; there is a calm seriousness about the brow and forehead, a clear, intellectual severity about the eye, and a sweet, still placidity round the mouth, that united, to my fancy, all the elements of beauty, physical, mental, and moral. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble