Staid meaning

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(rare) Resisting change; fixed.
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Sober; sedate; settled and steady.
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The definition of staid is someone who is steady, sedate and distinguished.

An example of someone who would be described as staid is a dignified old professor.

An example of someone who would be described as staid is an older person who is set in his ways.

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Fixed; permanent.
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Always fixed in the same location; stationary.
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Characterized by sedateness and often a strait-laced sense of propriety; serious and conventional.
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Origin of staid

  • From obsolete staid past participle of stay

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Adjective use of stayed, past participle of stay.

    From Wiktionary