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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stolidity - apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactionsstolidity - apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
apathy - an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
2.stolidity - an indifference to pleasure or pain
emotionlessness, unemotionality - absence of emotion
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تَبَلُّد الحِس
sljóleiki, óhrifnæmi


[stɒˈlɪdɪtɪ] Nimpasibilidad f, imperturbabilidad f (pej) → terquedad f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[stɒˈlɪdɪtɪ] nflemma
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈstolid) adjective
(of a person etc) not easily excited and rather dull.
stoˈlidity noun
ˈstolidness noun
ˈstolidly adverb
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References in classic literature ?
For nothing was this man more remarkable, than for a certain impersonal stolidity as it were; impersonal, I say; for it so shaded off into the surrounding infinite of things, that it seemed one with the general stolidity discernible in the whole visible world; which while pauselessly active in uncounted modes, still eternally holds its peace, and ignores you, though you dig foundations for cathedrals.
After a time she left rattling avenues and passed between rows of houses with sternness and stolidity stamped upon their features.
The miserable man was a man of that confined stolidity of mind, that he could not discuss my prospects without having me before him - as it were, to operate upon - and he would drag me up from my stool (usually by the collar) where I was quiet in a corner, and, putting me before the fire as if I were going to be cooked, would begin by saying, "Now, Mum, here is this boy!
One could never get to the bottom of her wild notions which she held with the stolidity of a peasant allied to the outward serenity of a nun.
There is no stolidity so utter as that of a waterless tap.
Mr Flintwinch, who had spun backward some two or three yards under the impetus last given to him, brought himself up with a face completely unchanged in its stolidity except as it was affected by shortness of breath, and looked hard at Arthur.
The stolidity with which I received these instructions was, no doubt, rather exasperating: for they were delivered in perfect sincerity; but I believed a person who could plan the turning of her fits of passion to account, beforehand, might, by exerting her will, manage to control herself tolerably, even while under their influence; and I did not wish to 'frighten' her husband, as she said, and multiply his annoyances for the purpose of serving her selfishness.
She gave me a friendly smack on the shoulder which nearly knocked me down--relapsed, the instant after, into her leaden stolidity of look and manner and led the way out by the front door.
'What seems a cruel thing?' inquired Ralph, with as much stolidity of face, as if he really were in utter ignorance of the other's meaning.
She got an impression of something formidable behind his stolidity, something that made her feel mean and insignificant.
I had drawn my knees up to my chin, on the bench where one used to dry one's self after bathing, and there I sat in a seeming stolidity at utter variance with my inward temper.
This pitiful stolidity was only a fresh provocation.