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balmy adj
1 informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy" [syn: barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky]
2 mild and pleasant; "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth" [syn: mild] [also: balmiest, balmier]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. soothing or fragrant
  2. mild and pleasant
  3. foolish; slightly crazy or mad; eccentric

Related terms


soothing or fragrant
mild and pleasant
  • Finnish: leppeä, lempeä, leuto
  • German: mild, sanft
  • Hungarian: balzsamos, enyhe
  • Russian: нежный
slang: foolish
  • Finnish: hämy
  • Hungarian: bolondos, hóbortos

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