Word of the Day: Balmy

The Word of the Day series is aimed at enhancing your vocabulary in the English language. In this series, we will be introducing a new word every day. 

 

Here we will be discussing its meaning, origin, and usage in the English language. Also, you can check out the synonyms and antonyms of the word.

 

Are you ready to boost your vocabulary?

 

Let’s get started. 

Word of the Day: Balmy ( August 23, 2023) 

The word of the day is balmy. Let us have a quick look at its meaning, origin, usage, synonyms, and antonyms.

Type

Adjective

Meaning

Balmy means pleasantly warm. It is often used to refer to the weather. It can also mean something having the qualities of a balm, which is fragrant and soothing.

 

It can also be used as slang in British English, where it can refer to someone or something (any idea) that is irrational or foolish.

Origin of the Word

The origin of the word balmy can be traced back to the noun balm which itself is derived from the Hebrew word basam.

 

In Latin, balm was referred to as balsamum, In Greek, it was referred to as balsamon; and in Old French, it was regarded as baume.

Usage

We were rewarded with a mild, balmy evening at the resort.

 

For the first time, she pushes him through the balmy streets of Cambridge to Purity Supreme to buy a bag of white long-grain rice. (Source: The Namesake)

See also  Scarlett Johansson Praises Pamela Anderson for Going Makeup-Free at Paris Fashion Week: 'It's a Powerful Message'

Synonym of Balmy

mild

moist

pleasant

temperate

tropical

moderate

refreshing

Antonym for Chasten

autumnal

cool

freezing

inclement

sweltering

torrid

Wintery

harsh

Conclusion

Hope you had a great time learning about the meaning, origin, usage, synonyms, and antonyms of the word “balmy”. Stay connected with us to enrich your vocabulary every day.

Word of the Day: Chasten

Categories: Trends
Source: HIS Education

Rate this post

Leave a Comment