Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STAID

Kisses were rare in the staid little household to which she belonged.

There are some compensations, after all, in the life of a staid old painter.

I noted the tribute to the staid painter, and nodded approvingly.

Jack Pugh staid behind, the Sterling being about to load for Ireland.

I staid with them three weeks, doing nothing on account of the bruises I had received.

But when she staid there, her evening was mostly spent at the schoolmaster's.

So Filbert staid, and was as happy as a bird in the one-eyed house.

"When I got pitched over that fence I staid there," said Joe.

He staid about there a few days, and made friends with every one.

How glad I am I staid at home last night and studied "Spartacus."

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "fixed, permanent," adjectival use of stayed, past participle of stay (v.). Meaning "sober, sedate" first recorded 1550s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STAID

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.