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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular;
- Example: "it used to drive my husband balmy"
[syn: balmy, 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;
- Example: "balmy days and nights"
- Example: "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"
- Example: "a soft breeze"
[syn: balmy, mild, soft]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Balmy \Balm"y\, a. 1. Having the qualities of balm; odoriferous; aromatic; assuaging; soothing; refreshing; mild; as, balmy weather. "The balmy breeze." --Tickell. [1913 Webster] Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep! --Young. [1913 Webster] 2. Producing balm. "The balmy tree." --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. Highly eccentric or crazy. [Informal] Syn: batty. [PJC] Syn: Fragrant; sweet-scented; odorous; spicy; refreshing; soothing. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

balmy adj 1: informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy" [syn: balmy, 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"; "a soft breeze" [syn: balmy, mild, soft]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

132 Moby Thesaurus words for "balmy": Saturnian, absurd, agreeable, allaying, alleviating, alleviative, ambrosial, analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne, aromatic, assuaging, assuasive, balsamic, bananas, barmy, bats, batty, beany, benumbing, bland, blooming, blossoming, bonkers, booming, bright, buggy, bughouse, bugs, cathartic, cleansing, clear, crackers, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, deadening, delightful, demulcent, dippy, dotty, dulling, easing, emollient, essenced, exuberant, faint, fair, fat, flaky, flipped, flourishing, flowering, flowery, fragrant, freaked-out, fruitcakey, fruiting, fruity, gaga, going strong, goofy, gratifying, halcyon, harebrained, haywire, in full swing, in good case, incense-breathing, insane, just plain nuts, kooky, lenient, lenitive, lightening, loony, loopy, mild, mitigating, mitigative, musky, numbing, nuts, nutty, odorate, odoriferous, odorous, off the hinges, off the track, off the wall, pain-killing, palliative, palmy, perfumed, perfumy, piping, pleasant, pleasing, potty, preposterous, prospering, purgative, redolent, refreshing, rejuvenating, relieving, remedial, restorative, rosy, round the bend, savory, scented, screwball, screwballs, screwy, silly, slaphappy, sleek, smooth, soft, softening, soothing, spicy, subduing, sunny, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling, thriving, thuriferous, vigorous, wacky