Definition of placidly in US English:



  • See placid

    • ‘He greets the news placidly and stands to leave.’
    • ‘Water buffalo and goats graze placidly alongside the track; elegant white cranes glide serenely across the paddy fields.’
    • ‘So life moved placidly forward, in his last days, from nonage to nonagenarianism, and boredom was the worst thing that could happen to him.’
    • ‘‘When it's a lot of money people are less likely to take it placidly,’ she says.’
    • ‘The tobacco people surely don't take this placidly.’