Thesaurus

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up staid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

readily predictable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!