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balmy

balm·y

balmy

 
pronunciation:
ba mi
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: soft, mild, and soothing.
They prefer the balmy climate of the South Sea Islands.
synonyms:
gentle, mild, pleasant, soothing
antonyms:
biting, bitter, cutting
similar words:
calm, clement, fair, halcyon, palliative, salubrious, soft, temperate, warm
definition 2: fragrant, like a balm.
The tropical air was balmy with the scent of gardenias.
synonyms:
aromatic, fragrant
antonyms:
foul, noisome
similar words:
odoriferous, odorous, perfumed, redolent, scented, sweet
definition 3: (informal) eccentric in behavior.
synonyms:
eccentric, odd, peculiar
similar words:
queer
derivations: balmily (adv.), balminess (n.)