balmy balmy  /ˈbɑ mi/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
  2. (adj) mild and pleasant

Usage(s):

  • Nope, although a 1998 study showed that Midwesterners think folks living in balmy California are happier and that Californians incorrectly believe this about themselves too.

News

  1. Australian swimmer sets off from Cuba for Florida

    HAVANA (AP) -- Australian endurance athlete Chloe McCardel jumped feet-first into calm, balmy waters off Cuba on Wednesday and began stroking steadily out to sea in a bid to make a record swim from Havana to Florida without a protective shark cage.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Australian attempting Cuba to Florida swim

    Australian endurance athlete Chloe McCardel jumped feet-first into calm, balmy waters off Cuba on Wednesday and began stroking steadily out to sea in a bid to make a record swim from Havana to Florida without a protective shark cage.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ESPN

  3. Australian swimmer sets off from Cuba for Fla.

    Australian endurance athlete Chloe McCardel is stroking steadily through the balmy waters off Cuba in an attempt to become the first person to swim from Havana to Florida without a protective shark cage.   McCardel says she expects to spend about 60 hours in the sea before reaching the Florida Keys, a little more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) to the northeast.   On the way she'll be braving ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WFTV 9 Orlando

Quotes

  1. "It wasn't a balmy day, I'm not saying that, but it wasn't bad," Belichick said.
    on Jan 20, 2008 By: Bill Belichick Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "I think it was being at peace with things, and knowing I had some days to rest up," Church said. "Basically it was getting treatment and staying off of it. But once I got down there, in the balmy 120-degree weather with the humidity, it...
    on Jun 7, 2009 By: Ryan Church Source: MLB.com

  3. "Basically the game plan this week is to test the vehicle's performance in a cold ice-covered environment," Doran said. "Up to now it's only been tested in relatively balmy environments like Texas and Mexico. We want to see what issues may...
    on Feb 11, 2008 By: Peter Doran Source: Newswise (press release)

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