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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 Indo-European roots.]

sto·lid′i·ty (stŏ-lĭd′ĭ-tē, stə-), stol′id·ness (stŏl′ĭd-nĭs) n.
stol′id·ly adv.
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Adv.1.stolidly - in a stolid manner; "he said `no' stolidly"
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[ˈstɒlɪdlɪ] ADVimpasiblemente, imperturbablemente


advphlegmatisch, stur (pej); remain silent, workbeharrlich, stur (pej); he is stolidly Britisher ist durch und durch ein Brite


[ˈstɒlɪdlɪ] advflemmaticamente


(ˈstolid) adjective
(of a person etc) not easily excited and rather dull.
stoˈlidity noun
ˈstolidness noun
ˈstolidly adverb
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He did not stand stolidly baring his furry belly to the missile, and die with an upward glance at the sympathetic heavens.
At one time they must have been full of good old slow West Indiamen of the square-stern type, that took their captivity, one imagines, as stolidly as they had faced the buffeting of the waves with their blunt, honest bows, and disgorged sugar, rum, molasses, coffee, or logwood sedately with their own winch and tackle.
She had come out from her bedroom, when the alarm was given; had looked at the flaming curtains; and had drawn back, stolidly submissive, into a corner to wait the event.
A natural-born British subject," Mr Verloc said stolidly.
Ned Winsett had those flashes of penetration; they were the most interesting thing about him, and always made Archer wonder why they had allowed him to accept failure so stolidly at an age when most men are still struggling.
And his attention was constantly wandering: there were fruit trees trained on the walls of the vicarage, and a long twig beat now and then against the windowpane; sheep grazed stolidly in the field beyond the garden.
His eyes sought Trent's, but Trent was smoking stolidly and looking at the cards spread out before him, as a chess-player at his pieces.
The commissionaire stood stolidly in his place, raising every now and then his cab whistle to his lips.
Nichols commenced stolidly to furl his sails again.
Daylight was all innocence as he asked the question, and Ladue received the question as stolidly as an Indian.
I need the money to-day," Martin answered stolidly.
And the man was uninterested, pulling stolidly away at his pipe, in the darkness following upon the third match.