stolid

[ stol-id ]
/ ˈstɒl ɪd /

adjective

not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive.

Nearby words

  1. stola,
  2. stole,
  3. stoled,
  4. stolen,
  5. stolen generation,
  6. stolidity,
  7. stolidly,
  8. stollen,
  9. stolon,
  10. stolonate

Origin of stolid

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

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

Can be confusedsolid stolid

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British Dictionary definitions for stolid

stolid

/ (ˈstɒlɪd) /

adjective

showing little or no emotion or interest
Derived Formsstolidity (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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Word Origin and History for stolid

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)).

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