stolid


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stol·id

 (stŏl′ĭd)
adj. stol·id·er, stol·id·est
Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; impassive: "the incredibly massive and stolid bureaucracy of the Soviet system" (John Kenneth Galbraith).

[Latin stolidus, stupid; see stel- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

sto·lid′i·ty (stŏ-lĭd′ĭ-tē, stə-), stol′id·ness (stŏl′ĭd-nĭs) n.
stol′id·ly adv.

stolid

(ˈstɒlɪd)
adj
showing little or no emotion or interest
[C17: from Latin stolidus dull; compare Latin stultus stupid; see still1]
stolidity, ˈstolidness n
ˈstolidly adv

stol•id

(ˈstɒl ɪd)

adj.
not easily stirred or moved mentally or emotionally; unemotional; impassive.
[1590–1600; < Latin stolidus inert, dull]
sto•lid•i•ty (stəˈlɪd ɪ ti) stol′id•ness, n.
stol′id•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stolid - having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; "her impassive remoteness"; "he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall; "a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf; "her face showed nothing but stolid indifference"
unemotional - unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion

stolid

stolid

adjective
Translations
مُتَبَلِّد الحِس
netečný
upåvirkelig
egykedvû
sljór, óhrifnæmur
flegmatiškaiflegmatiškumas
flegmatisks
duygusuz

stolid

[ˈstɒlɪd] ADJimpasible, imperturbable (pej) → terco

stolid

[ˈstɒlɪd] adjimpassible, flegmatique

stolid

adj personphlegmatisch, stur (pej); indifferencestumpf; determination, silencebeharrlich, stur (pej)

stolid

[ˈstɒlɪd] adjflemmatico/a

stolid

(ˈstolid) adjective
(of a person etc) not easily excited and rather dull.
stoˈlidity noun
ˈstolidness noun
ˈstolidly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Were our friend now to stalk in among them, with that wide-open stare, at once wild and stolid, his ungenial presence would be apt to change their cheer.
Where and how did we get the idea that the Germans are a stolid, phlegmatic race?
And the poor creature dropped on his knees before the stolid murderer, and clasped his appealing hands.
Old Mazey went out alone and used his influence with Dawkes, who, staring in stolid amazement, put a leather cushion on the cart-seat for his fellow-traveler.
The gentleman from Tellson's had nothing left for it but to empty his glass with an air of stolid desperation, settle his odd little flaxen wig at the ears, and follow the waiter to Miss Manette's apartment.
By the side of the knight is laid Stolid man Sancho too, Than whom a squire more true Was not in the esquire trade.
Moreover a blunt and stolid regard for literal truth indisposes them to make those lavish promises by which the more judicious Circle can in a moment pacify his consort.
This time he dragged her back into the rear apartment of his tent where three Negresses looked up in stolid indifference to the tragedy being enacted before them.
They all failed to understand my gestures; some were simply stolid, some thought it was a jest and laughed at me.
He felt that every nerve in his body would be an ear to hear the voices, while other men would remain stolid and deaf.
Poyser said, a jewel to look after the poultry; but her stolid face showed nothing of this maternal delight, any more than a brown earthenware pitcher will show the light of the lamp within it.
In the same way, I saw our General once approach the table in a stolid, important manner.