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1. a. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet: led a placid life. b. Not agitated physically; not disturbed: a placid stream. 2. Not easily upset or excited; mild or complacent: a placid demeanor.How is placidity tempered by near-brutality in the concertos?
The aggressive near-brutality of the earlier concertos is tempered by a dreamlike placidity , with trilling birds acting as periodic wake-up calls. The old woman, her eyes unblinking, regarded him coldly, with an eerie, almost supernatural placidity. Want to learn more? Improve your vocabulary with English Vocabulary in Use from Cambridge.Does intellectualism eventually give way to placidness?
‘That intellectualism eventually gave way to a certain kind of even less-compelling placidness.’ ‘When the hood was removed it was found that the expression of the face was one of remarkable placidness, while the eyes were a bright expression.’