Origin of stolid
Examples from the Web for stolidness
In spite of his self-control and a belief in his stolidness, a lump swelled in his throat.The Cottage of Delight|Will N. Harben
The woman's excitement had changed into stolidness, and she showed far less feeling in the matter than Kate had done.
Under all his stolidness he is every inch a man, as I have said many times before.The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills|James R. Mears
The announcement that the wound was not fatal did not seem to move his stolidness in the least.Tom Slade|Percy K. Fitzhugh
British Dictionary definitions for stolidness
Word Origin for stolid
Word Origin and History for stolidness
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)).