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Meaning of BALMY

Pronunciation:  'bâmee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  mild and pleasant; "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"
  2. [adj]  informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"

BALMY is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: around the bend, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, clement, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, insane, kookie, kooky, loco, loony, loopy, mild, nuts, nutty, round the bend, wacky, whacky



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Balm"y\, a.
    1. Having the qualities of balm; odoriferous; aromatic;
       assuaging; soothing; refreshing; mild. ``The balmy
       breeze.'' --Tickell.
             Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep !
    2. Producing balm. ``The balmy tree.'' --Pope.
    Syn: Fragrant; sweet-scented; odorous; spicy.
  2. \Balm"y\, a.
    Full of barm or froth; in a ferment. ``Barmy beer.''
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