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Diverse casting, string arrangements of songs like Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” and steamy sex scenes drag a staid genre into the cultural zeitgeist.

From Time

For many economists — Steve Levitt included — there is perhaps no greater inspiration than Paul Romer, the now-Nobel laureate who at a young age redefined the discipline and has maintained a passion for introducing new ideas to staid debates.

Despite chef attempts to zhuzh it up, the sandwich’s staid formula is ultimately the secret to its success.

From Eater

There was falling into his mien somewhat more of staidness and sobriety.

The little French chapel has its service, and there is a certain staidness about the morning which is unlooked-for and refreshing.

To-night Honor walked upstairs with unwonted staidness and gravity.

Something might get out; Lillie might go delirious and make disclosures; and it was well to build up a character for staidness.

There was, of course, nothing of the staidness or quietness of a Christian congregation.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to staidness, such as: acuteness, concern, consequence, exigency, graveness, and hazardousness.

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