Stolidness

stolid

[stol-id]
adjective
not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive.

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

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

solid, stolid.


apathetic, lethargic, phlegmatic.
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stolid (ˈstɒlɪd)
 
adj
showing little or no emotion or interest
 
[C17: from Latin stolidus dull; compare Latin stultus stupid; see still1]
 
stolidity
 
n
 
'stolidness
 
n
 
'stolidly
 
adv

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stolid
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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