adjective \ˈstād\

: serious, boring, or old-fashioned

Full Definition of STAID

:  marked by settled sedateness and often prim self-restraint :  sober, grave
staid·ly adverb
staid·ness noun

Examples of STAID

  1. a staid and solemn businessman
  2. <everyone was surprised by the racy joke from the usually staid professor>

Origin of STAID

from past participle of 3stay
First Known Use: 1557


Definition of STAID

past and past participle of stay


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