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staid

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adjective \ˈstād\

Definition of staid

  1. :  marked by settled sedateness and often prim self-restraint :  sober, grave

staidly

adverb

staidness

noun

Examples of staid in a Sentence

  1. a staid and solemn businessman

  2. everyone was surprised by the racy joke from the usually staid professor

Origin and Etymology of staid

from past participle of 3stay

Synonym Discussion of staid

serious, grave, solemn, sedate, staid, sober, earnest mean not light or frivolous. serious implies a concern for what really matters. a serious play about social injustice grave implies both seriousness and dignity in expression or attitude. read the proclamation in a grave voice solemn suggests an impressive gravity utterly free from levity. a sad and solemn occasion sedate implies a composed and decorous seriousness. remained sedate amid the commotion staid suggests a settled, accustomed sedateness and prim self-restraint. a quiet and staid community sober stresses seriousness of purpose and absence of levity or frivolity. a sober look at the state of our schools earnest suggests sincerity or often zealousness of purpose. an earnest reformer

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staid

Definition of staid

  1. past tense and past participle of stay



STAID Defined for English Language Learners

staid

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adjective

Definition of staid for English Language Learners

  • : serious, boring, or old-fashioned



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