placidly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

placid +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

placidly (comparative more placidly, superlative most placidly)

  1. In a placid manner.
    • 1959, Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 582:
      He was a big chubby man, in his middle thirties, the muscle of his rugger days now settling placidly to reminiscent fat.