not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive.

1590–1600; < Latin stolidus inert, dull, stupid

stolidity [stuh-lid-i-tee] , stolidness, noun
stolidly, adverb

solid, stolid.

apathetic, lethargic, phlegmatic. Unabridged
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stolid (ˈstɒlɪd)
showing little or no emotion or interest
[C17: from Latin stolidus dull; compare Latin stultus stupid; see still1]

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Word Origin & History

1563 (implied in stolidity), from M.Fr. stolide (16c.), from L. stolidus "insensible, dull, brutish," prop. "unmovable," related to stultus "foolish," from PIE base *stel- "to cause to stand, to place," from base *sta- (see stet).
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Example sentences
Here, where endurance and stolidity are sum and substance, the fevered progress
  of computer technology is a bit out of place.
Even when she is distressed, there is stolidity and determination about her.
With the same immovable stolidity with which he has watched the trial of his
  case, the prisoner received the verdict of the jury.
Stolidity, mediocrity and brilliancy jostle and surge together.
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