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staid

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of staid

  1. 1 not joking or playful in mood or manner everyone was surprised by the racy joke from the usually staid professor Synonyms of staid earnest, grave, humorless, no-nonsense, po-faced [British], sedate, severe, sober, sobersided, solemn, serious, uncomic, unsmiling, weightyWords Related to staid harsh, stern, strict; businesslike, professional; dignified, distinguished, elevated, serious-minded; gloomy, grimNear Antonyms of staid antic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, funny, hilarious, hysterical (also hysteric), laughable, light, light-headed, ludicrous, ridiculous, riotous, risible, screaming, sidesplitting, uproarious; featherbrained, flighty, frivolous, goofy, harebrained, lighthearted, puerile, scatterbrained; absurd, asinine, balmy, brainless, cockeyed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dotty, fatuous, foolish, half-witted, insane, jerky, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, senseless, silly, unwise, wacky (also whacky), weak-minded, witless, zanyAntonyms of staid facetious, flip, flippant, humorous, jesting, jocular, joking, kittenish, ludic, playful

  2. 2 having or showing a formal and serious or reserved manner staid colors that would be good for business attire Synonyms of staid august, distingué, distinguished, imposing, portly, solemn, dignified, statelyWords Related to staid decorous, proper, seemly; grave, grim, po-faced [British], sober, somber (or sombre); aristocratic, elegant, elevated, handsome, lordly, magisterial, majestic, nobleNear Antonyms of staid coarse, crass, crude, improper, indecent, uncouth, unseemly, vulgarAntonyms of staid flighty, frivolous, giddy, goofy, silly, undignified

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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