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.
stolid and somber, these are films made to be admired, not loved.
And when he did, he was not positioned in front of a stolid stage set.
She is stolid and reliable, sartorially and in seemingly every other way, and that forms the essence of her appeal.
"I don't know that the stolid, emotionless person is not far the happiest," he said at last.
But the stolid sergeant was apparently too much of a coward to take the risk.
Something in the stolid way he did so caused Flambeau's fierce black eyes to ramble over his companion afresh.
The grave-tender, with the stolid pride of his race, takes it as his due, and goes his way.
Only stolid, vegetable natures like Isabelle's could endure it.
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)).