stolid

[ stol-id ]
/ ˈstɒl ɪd /

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 stolidity

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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