staid


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staid

 (stād)
adj.
1. Characterized by sedateness and often a strait-laced sense of propriety; serious and conventional.
2. Fixed; permanent: "There is nothing settled, nothing staid in this universe" (Virginia Woolf).

[From obsolete staid, past participle of stay.]

staid′ly adv.
staid′ness n.

staid

(steɪd)
adj
1. of a settled, sedate, and steady character
2. rare permanent
[C16: obsolete past participle of stay1]
ˈstaidly adv
ˈstaidness n

staid

(steɪd)

adj.
1. of decorous, sedate, or solemn character.
2. fixed, settled, or permanent.
v.
3. Archaic. a pt. and pp. of stay 1.
staid′ly, adv.
staid′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.staid - characterized by dignity and propriety
decorous - characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct; "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"

staid

staid

adjective
Full of or marked by dignity and seriousness:
Translations
رَزين، رَصين، وَقور
usedlý
sat
settlegur; alvarlegur
izturētsnosvērtsvecmodīgs

staid

[steɪd] ADJ [person] → serio; [clothes] → sobrio, serio

staid

[ˈsteɪd] adj (= dull) [person] → terne; [place] → banal(e); [image] → terne

staid

adj (+er)seriös, gesetzt; communityrespektabel; place, productseriös; colourgedeckt

staid

[steɪd] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) → compassato/a

staid

(steid) adjective
(over-)serious or old-fashioned. A person of staid appearance/habits.
References in classic literature ?
After an interval of silence, "I think they might as well have staid for me," said he.
One night we went to the celebrated Jardin Mabille, but only staid a little while.
No no, I would rather that it staid--cruel as it is, I would rather that it staid,' rejoined the child.
She staid but half an hour and neither in the Course of her Visit, confided to me any of her secret thoughts, nor requested me to confide in her, any of Mine.
The company had now staid so long, that Mrs Fitzpatrick plainly perceived they all designed to stay out each other.
A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
Lydia was occasionally a visitor there, when her husband was gone to enjoy himself in London or Bath; and with the Bingleys they both of them frequently staid so long, that even Bingley's good humour was overcome, and he proceeded so far as to talk of giving them a hint to be gone.
While he staid, the Martins were forgotten; and on the very morning of his setting off for Bath again, Emma, to dissipate some of the distress it occasioned, judged it best for her to return Elizabeth Martin's visit.
Jennings was kept away by the indisposition of her youngest daughter; and for this party, Marianne, wholly dispirited, careless of her appearance, and seeming equally indifferent whether she went or staid, prepared, without one look of hope or one expression of pleasure.
For the queen, whom I always attended, never went farther when she accompanied the king in his progresses, and there staid till his majesty returned from viewing his frontiers.
Whatsoever is above these is too much; and proceedeth either of glory, and willingness to speak, or of impatience to hear, or of shortness of memory, or of want of a staid and equal attention.
But owing to the superstition that the fewer the people who know of it the less a woman in travail suffers, everyone tried to pretend not to know; no one spoke of it, but apart from the ordinary staid and respectful good manners habitual in the prince's household, a common anxiety, a softening of the heart, and a consciousness that something great and mysterious was being accomplished at that moment made itself felt.