stolid
adjective Etymology: Latin stolidus dull, stupid Date: circa 1600 having or expressing little or no sensibility ; unemotional Synonyms: see impassivestolidity nounstolidly adverb

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  • Stolid — Stol id, a. [L. stolidus.] Hopelessly insensible or stupid; not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive; foolish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stolid — index dispassionate, jejune (dull), opaque, phlegmatic, ponderous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stolid — 1560s (implied in stolidity), from M.Fr. stolide (16c.), from L. stolidus insensible, dull, brutish, properly unmovable, related to stultus foolish, from PIE root *stel to put, stand (see STALL (Cf. stall) (n.1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stolid — *impassive, phlegmatic, apathetic Analogous words: *dull, blunt, obtuse: *stupid, slow, dull, dense, crass, dumb: *heavy, ponderous: passive, supine, inert, *inactive Antonyms: adroit (sense 2) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stolid — [adj] apathetic, stupid blunt, bovine, dense, doltish, dry, dull, dumb, heavy, impassive, inactive, indifferent, inert, lumpish, matter of fact, obtuse, passive, phlegmatic, slow, stoic, supine, unemotional, unexcitable, wooden; concepts 401,402… …   New thesaurus

  • stolid — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation. DERIVATIVES stolidity noun stolidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin stolidus, perhaps related to stultus foolish …   English terms dictionary

  • stolid — [stäl′id] adj. [L stolidus, firm, slow, stupid: for IE base see STILL1] having or showing little or no emotion or sensitivity; unexcitable; impassive SYN. IMPASSIVE stolidity [stə lid′ə tē] n. stolidness stolidly adv …   English World dictionary

  • stolid — [[t]stɒ̱lɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone as stolid, you mean that they do not show much emotion or are not very exciting or interesting. He glanced furtively at the stolid faces of the two detectives. ...the conflict that… …   English dictionary

  • stolid — adjective /ˈstɒl.ɪd,ˈstɑ.lɪd/ Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility. They (Eloi) all failed to understand my gestures; some were simply stolid, some thought it was a jest and laughed at me …   Wiktionary

  • stolid — See solid. See solid, stolid …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • stolid — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. inexcitable, impassive, dull, lethargic, sluggish. See ignorance, inexcitability. Ant., energetic, excitable. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unexcitable, impassive, apathetic; see indifferent 1 . See… …   English dictionary for students

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