Stolid meaning

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The definition of stolid is a person who is unexcitable and not prone to showing lots of emotion or sensitivity.

A person who stays calm and shows little emotion in a crisis is an example of someone who would be described as stolid.

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Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; impassive.
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Having or showing little or no emotion or sensitivity; unexcitable; impassive.
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Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility.
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Origin of stolid

  • Latin stolidus stupid stel- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin stolidus (“foolish, obtuse, slow").

    From Wiktionary