- of settled or sedate character; not flighty or capricious.
- fixed, settled, or permanent.
- Archaic. a simple past tense and past participle of stay1.
Origin of staid
Synonyms for staid
Antonyms for staid
Related Words for staidersolemn, decorous, somber, sedate, sober, stuffy, dignified, calm, collected, composed, cool, demure, earnest, formal, grave, no-nonsense, quiet, serious, settled, starchy
Examples from the Web for staider
Historical Examples of staider
Posthumus is simply a staider Hamlet considerably idealized.The Man Shakespeare
But Marcos chose another, an older and staider animal of less value, better fitted for night work.The Velvet Glove
Henry Seton Merriman
Arkady's face wears a staider air, and Katia looks more animated and less retiring.Fathers and Sons
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
There was happiness in it, even if it was a quieter, staider happiness than that of which he now knew himself to be capable.The Side Of The Angels
Possibly this was one of the French customs, which somewhat scandalised the staider ladies of the English Court.Henry VIII.
A. F. Pollard
- of a settled, sedate, and steady character
- rare permanent
Word Origin for staid
Word Origin and History for staider
1540s, "fixed, permanent," adjectival use of stayed, past participle of stay (v.). Meaning "sober, sedate" first recorded 1550s.