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That last idea is borne out sonically in the form of an instrument that sounds like a stolid trumpet—until it starts sputtering and trembling like an electric guitar.

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In the narrowness of its range, the temperature may have made a particularly appropriate accomplice to Saturday’s skies, which were notable for their stolid and scarcely varying grayness.

The animal’s stolid speed and strength powered massive migrations of people, pulled plows that transformed agriculture and revolutionized warfare.

The New York Times began its review with the words “stolid and humorless.”

And when he did, he was not positioned in front of a stolid stage set.

Taylor was perfectly formed for the intuitive, opportunistic life of a rebel, but not for the stolid bureaucracy of government.

Stolid and somber, these are films made to be admired, not loved.

She is stolid and reliable, sartorially and in seemingly every other way, and that forms the essence of her appeal.

She was a plump-faced, insipid child, with fair hair and pale blue eyes, stolid and bovine in their expressionlessness.

He paled a little, and sucked his lip, his eyes wandering to the girl, who stood in stolid inapprehension of what was being said.

It is just this joyous, care-free nature of the Irish that the stolid Englishman will never learn to appreciate.

Not that those stolid agriculturists required much repression.

One man, solid and stolid, stood his ground on the edge of the chain and administered a hearty kick upon each ankle as it passed.


On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stolid, such as: impassive, blunt, bovine, dense, doltish, and dry.

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