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adjective stol·id \ˈstä-ləd\

: showing little or no emotion : not easily excited or upset

Full Definition of STOLID

:  having or expressing little or no sensibility :  unemotional
sto·lid·i·ty \stä-ˈli-də-tē, stə-\ noun
stol·id·ly \ˈstä-ləd-lē\ adverb

Examples of STOLID

  1. She remained stolid during the trial.
  2. <the butler responded to the duchess's constant demands with stolid indifference>

Origin of STOLID

Latin stolidus dull, stupid
First Known Use: circa 1600

Synonym Discussion of STOLID

impassive, stoic, phlegmatic, apathetic, stolid mean unresponsive to something that might normally excite interest or emotion. impassive stresses the absence of any external sign of emotion in action or facial expression <met the news with an impassive look>. stoic implies an apparent indifference to pleasure or especially to pain often as a matter of principle or self-discipline <was resolutely stoic even in adversity>. phlegmatic implies a temperament or constitution hard to arouse <a phlegmatic man unmoved by tears>. apathetic may imply a puzzling or deplorable indifference or inertness <charitable appeals met an apathetic response>. stolid implies a habitual absence of interest, responsiveness, or curiosity <stolid workers wedded to routine>.

Rhymes with STOLID

STOLID Defined for Kids


adjective stol·id \ˈstä-ləd\

Definition of STOLID for Kids

:  having or showing little or no feeling <a stolid person>
stol·id·ly adverb


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