- ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ nIf you describe someone as stolid, you mean that they do not show much emotion or are not very exciting or interesting.
He glanced furtively at the stolid faces of the two detectives.
...the conflict that emerges when stolid countryfolk find themselves confronted by flighty townsfolk.
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Stolid — Stol id, a. [L. stolidus.] Hopelessly insensible or stupid; not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive; foolish. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
stolid — index dispassionate, jejune (dull), opaque, phlegmatic, ponderous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
stolid — 1560s (implied in stolidity), from M.Fr. stolide (16c.), from L. stolidus insensible, dull, brutish, properly unmovable, related to stultus foolish, from PIE root *stel to put, stand (see STALL (Cf. stall) (n.1)) … Etymology dictionary
stolid — *impassive, phlegmatic, apathetic Analogous words: *dull, blunt, obtuse: *stupid, slow, dull, dense, crass, dumb: *heavy, ponderous: passive, supine, inert, *inactive Antonyms: adroit (sense 2) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
stolid — [adj] apathetic, stupid blunt, bovine, dense, doltish, dry, dull, dumb, heavy, impassive, inactive, indifferent, inert, lumpish, matter of fact, obtuse, passive, phlegmatic, slow, stoic, supine, unemotional, unexcitable, wooden; concepts 401,402… … New thesaurus
stolid — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation. DERIVATIVES stolidity noun stolidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin stolidus, perhaps related to stultus foolish … English terms dictionary
stolid — [stäl′id] adj. [L stolidus, firm, slow, stupid: for IE base see STILL1] having or showing little or no emotion or sensitivity; unexcitable; impassive SYN. IMPASSIVE stolidity [stə lid′ə tē] n. stolidness stolidly adv … English World dictionary
stolid — adjective /ˈstɒl.ɪd,ˈstɑ.lɪd/ Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility. They (Eloi) all failed to understand my gestures; some were simply stolid, some thought it was a jest and laughed at me … Wiktionary
stolid — See solid. See solid, stolid … Dictionary of problem words and expressions
stolid — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. inexcitable, impassive, dull, lethargic, sluggish. See ignorance, inexcitability. Ant., energetic, excitable. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unexcitable, impassive, apathetic; see indifferent 1 . See… … English dictionary for students