staidness
noun see staid I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Staidness — Staid ness, n. The quality or state of being staid; seriousness; steadiness; sedateness; regularity; the opposite of {wildness}, or {levity}. [1913 Webster] If sometimes he appears too gay, yet a secret gracefulness of youth accompanies his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • staidness — See staidly. * * * …   Universalium

  • staidness — noun The property of being staid …   Wiktionary

  • staidness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun High seriousness of manner or bearing: graveness, gravity, sedateness, sobriety, solemnity, solemnness. See ATTITUDE, HEAVY, STYLE …   English dictionary for students

  • staidness — staid·ness || steɪdnɪs n. quality of being staid; solemnity, sedateness; permanence, stability, fixedness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • staidness — staid·ness …   English syllables

  • staidness — See: staid …   English dictionary

  • staidness — noun a trait of dignified seriousness • Syn: ↑sedateness, ↑solemnity, ↑solemness • Derivationally related forms: ↑solemn (for: ↑solemness), ↑solemn ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inexcitability — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Absence of excitability, or of excitement. < N PARAG:Inexcitability >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inexcitability inexcitability imperturbability inirritability Sgm: N 1 even temper even temper tranquil mind dispassion Sgm: N… …   English dictionary for students

  • sedateness — noun a trait of dignified seriousness • Syn: ↑staidness, ↑solemnity, ↑solemness • Derivationally related forms: ↑solemn (for: ↑solemness), ↑solemn ( …   Useful english dictionary

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