placidity

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Latin placiditās (mildness, placidity).

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placidity (usually uncountable, plural placidities)

  1. The state of being placid; peacefulness.
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, volume III, chapter 10:
      And how could she bear such behaviour! Composure with a witness! to look on, while repeated attentions were offering to another woman, before her face, and not resent it.—That is a degree of placidity, which I can neither comprehend nor respect.

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