Origin of stolid
Examples from the Web for stolid
The New York Times began its review with the words “stolid and humorless.”‘From Up on Poppy Hill’: Goro Miyazaki, the Next Generation of Studio Ghibli|Melissa Leon|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And when he did, he was not positioned in front of a stolid stage set.Election Night 2012: Fashion of Jubilation And Mourning|Robin Givhan|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Taylor was perfectly formed for the intuitive, opportunistic life of a rebel, but not for the stolid bureaucracy of government.Liberian Nostalgia for War Criminal Charles Taylor|Finlay Young|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Stolid and somber, these are films made to be admired, not loved.
She is stolid and reliable, sartorially and in seemingly every other way, and that forms the essence of her appeal.
Dumouriez had brains and character, Kellermann character and stolid imperturbability.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
I only know that while stolid, and unemotional ordinarily, they are intensely patriotic.Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders|George Wharton Edwards
He was of a temper too stolid and sensible to waste his time on random treasure hunting.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
Heavy of gait, stolid of mien, and of indomitable courage, the true Wessex man is a staunch friend and a very mild enemy.Thomas Hardy's Dorset|Robert Thurston Hopkins
Stolid, sensual wretches, with here and there a broad, melancholy brow and desperate jaws.
Word Origin for stolid
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)).