What does balmy mean?

balmy meaning in General Dictionary

obtaining the qualities of balm odoriferous fragrant assuaging soothing energizing moderate as balmy weather condition

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  • informal or slang terms for psychologically unusual
  • mild and pleasant
  • obtaining the attributes of balm; odoriferous; aromatic; assuaging; relaxing; refreshing; moderate.
  • creating balm.
  • Full of barm or froth; in a ferment.

balmy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1500, "delicately fragrant," from balm + -y (2). Figurative usage for "soothing" times from c.1600; of breezes, environment, etc. "mild, fragrant" (incorporating both prior senses) it really is very first attested 1704. Indicating "weak-minded, idiotic," 1851, is from London slang.

balmy meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Having the qualities of balm; odoriferous; fragrant; assuaging; soothing; refreshing; moderate.

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  • (a.) Producing balm.
  • (a.) Full of barm or froth; in a ferment.

Sentence Examples with the word balmy

The wooden door and whitewashed walls --along with the open window above the bed allowing in balmy air --soon brought to mind a more tropical place.

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