- not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive.
Origin of stolid
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Examples from the Web for stolidness
The announcement that the wound was not fatal did not seem to move his stolidness in the least.Tom Slade
Percy K. Fitzhugh
In spite of his self-control and a belief in his stolidness, a lump swelled in his throat.The Cottage of Delight
Will N. Harben
The woman's excitement had changed into stolidness, and she showed far less feeling in the matter than Kate had done.
Under all his stolidness he is every inch a man, as I have said many times before.The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills
James R. Mears
- showing little or no emotion or interest
Word Origin and History for stolidness
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)).