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balmy

[ bah-mee ]SEE DEFINITION OF balmy
  • adj.comfortable with respect to weather
  • adj.insane

Synonyms for balmy

  • mild
  • moist
  • pleasant
  • temperate
  • tropical
  • moderate
  • refreshing
  • summerlike
  • summery
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Antonyms for balmy

  • violent
  • balanced
  • cool
  • inclement
  • rational
  • sane
  • sensible
  • wintery
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BALMY

The night wind was balmy, and there was a fragrance of cedar in its breath.

All nature was stirring, refreshed with the balmy dew and coolness of the night.

They rained down like the flowers of dreams from a clear and balmy sky.

He thought that a balmy dew was falling on his poor wounded heart.

It was warm weather; and he was racing with Miette in the balmy air.

The air was warm and balmy and heavy with the scent of flowers from the garden below.

The sun was shining, the air was soft and balmy, and the surface of the water was smooth.

Think of the balmy airs of Sicily, the oranges, the flowers.

The tenth of September passed, and the eleventh, mild, balmy and extremely still.

The air came with balmy freshness to my anxious, feverish brow.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "delicately fragrant," from balm + -y (2). Figurative use for "soothing" dates from c.1600; of breezes, air, etc. "mild, fragrant" (combining both earlier senses) it is first attested 1704. Meaning "weak-minded, idiotic," 1851, is from London slang.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BALMY

aromatic

adjectivedistinctive smelling
  • ambrosial
  • balmy
  • fragrant
  • odoriferous
  • perfumed
  • pungent
  • redolent
  • savory
  • scented
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • sweet-smelling

bland

adjectivemild, temperate
  • balmy
  • calm
  • calmative
  • clear
  • lenient
  • mollifying
  • nonirritant
  • nonirritating
  • smooth
  • soft
  • soothing

clement

adjectivecalm, mild (weather)
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