She is stolid and reliable, sartorially and in seemingly every other way, and that forms the essence of her appeal.
The New York Times began its review with the words “stolid and humorless.”
Taylor was perfectly formed for the intuitive, opportunistic life of a rebel, but not for the stolid bureaucracy of government.
1560s (implied in stolidity), from Middle French stolide (16c.), from Latin stolidus "insensible, dull, brutish," properly "unmovable," related to stultus "foolish," from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)).