obtaining the qualities of balm odoriferous fragrant assuaging soothing energizing moderate as balmy weather condition
- 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.
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.
(a.) Having the qualities of balm; odoriferous; fragrant; assuaging; soothing; refreshing; moderate.
- (a.) Producing balm.
- (a.) Full of barm or froth; in a ferment.
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.