[ sol-id-look-ing ]

  1. reassuringly substantial or stable in appearance: They're a very solid-looking, intelligent couple.

Origin of solid-looking

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby solid-looking Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use solid-looking in a sentence

  • He was wearing (along with solid-looking jeans and a navy pullover) a pair of Red Wing boots.

    Joe Zee Loves Utah’s Messy Look | Nicole LaPorte | January 25, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Turning from the prison and its solid-looking brickwork, the first glimpse of St. Paul's met their astonished gaze.

  • The son was a well-made young fellow, handsome enough, thoughtful, and solid-looking.

    Black Rock | Ralph Connor
  • A solid-looking and lofty tower, the Torrazzo dell' Aringo, rises at one end of the faade above the arcades.

    Cathedral Cities of Italy | William Wiehe Collins
  • Right at the end of this rock stood my friend's house, comfortable and solid-looking, but unsheltered by a single tree.

  • The spot selected was a solid-looking piece of ice not much longer or wider each way than his dogs and cariole.