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stolid

[stol-id] /ˈstɒl ɪd/
adjective
1.
not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin stolidus inert, dull, stupid
Related forms
stolidity
[stuh-lid-i-tee] /stəˈlɪd ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
stolidness, noun
stolidly, adverb
Can be confused
solid, stolid.
Synonyms
apathetic, lethargic, phlegmatic.
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Examples for stolidity
  • 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.
  • It may be stolidity as well as courage that stands stock still and fights.
British Dictionary definitions for stolidity

stolid

/ˈstɒlɪd/
adjective
1.
showing little or no emotion or interest
Derived Forms
stolidity (stɒˈlɪdɪtɪ), stolidness, noun
stolidly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin stolidus dull; compare Latin stultus stupid; see still1
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Word Origin and History for stolidity
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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