- not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive.
Origin of stolid
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Related Wordslethargy, coolness, stoicism, unresponsiveness, disinterest, dispassion, impassivity, dullness, unconcern, passiveness, stolidness, insensibility, listlessness, detachment, indifference, aloofness, coldness, disregard, lassitude, phlegm
Examples from the Web for stolidity
His manner, however, made no impression on Timmins's stolidity.Quaint Courtships
He had learnt his virtue by observing Peggy, an Indian virtue at that—stolidity.Murder Point
Her stolidity of manner and her logic, ponderous and irresistible, had their effect.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
A kind of English stolidity about them baffled him—ten of them remained ten.The Freelands
In some fashion its silence and stolidity steadied her for her errand.Actions and Reactions
- showing little or no emotion or interest
Word Origin and History for stolidity
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)).