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stolid

[ stol-id ]
/ ˈstɒl ɪd /
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adjective
not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive.
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Origin of stolid

First recorded in 1590–1600, stolid is from the Latin word stolidus inert, dull, stupid

OTHER WORDS FROM stolid

sto·lid·i·ty [stuh-lid-i-tee], /stəˈlɪd ɪ ti/, stol·id·ness, nounstol·id·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH stolid

solid, stolid
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British Dictionary definitions for stolid

stolid
/ (ˈstɒlɪd) /

adjective
showing little or no emotion or interest

Derived forms of stolid

stolidity (stɒˈlɪdɪtɪ) or stolidness, nounstolidly, adverb

Word Origin for stolid

C17: from Latin stolidus dull; compare Latin stultus stupid; see still 1
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