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Adjective: balmy (balmier,balmiest)  baa(l)-mee
  1. Pleasantly without extremes
    "balmy days and nights";
    - mild, soft
     
  2. [archaic, slang] Informal or slang term meaning insane, strange, eccentric or stupid
    "it used to drive my husband balmy";
    - barmy [slang], bats [slang], batty [slang], bonkers [slang], buggy [N. Amer, slang], cracked [slang], crackers [slang], daft [Brit, slang], dotty [slang], fruity [slang], haywire [slang], kooky [slang], kookie [slang], loco [slang], loony [slang], loopy [slang], nuts [slang], nutty [slang], round the bend [slang], around the bend [slang], wacky [slang], whacky [slang], daffy [slang], doolally [Brit, slang], dippy [slang], potty [Brit, slang], wacko [slang], dumbass [N. Amer, slang], nutsy [N. Amer, slang], daft as a brush [Brit, slang], round the twist [Brit, slang], barking mad [Brit, slang], barking [Brit, slang], cuckoo [slang], mental [slang], bughouse [N. Amer, slang]

Derived forms: balmier, balmiest

See also: clement, insane

Encyclopedia: Balmy