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stolid | stolidity | stolidly

stolid solidity stolidly
  • How to Memorize
    • stolid - dull
  • Analysis

    If a person is described as being ‘stolid’, then they do not tend to get excited or angry about anything and show little or no emotion. While there are some words with a similar meaning, such as ‘stoic’, that have positive connotations, this term is used negatively to express disapproval as it is associated with dullness.

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  • Example(s)
    1. Our manager is not somebody you can have a chat and a laugh with. He is a very stolid, serious man.

    2. Due to the stolidity of that country’s delegates, the negotiations were hampered by a stuffy and very formal atmosphere.

    3. I was trying to explain the situation to Anne, but she seemed totally indifferent. She just sat staring stolidly into space.