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stolid

[ stol-id ]SEE DEFINITION OF stolid

Synonyms for stolid

  • impassive
  • blunt
  • bovine
  • dense
  • doltish
  • dry
  • dull
  • dumb
  • heavy
  • inactive
  • indifferent
  • inert
  • lumpish
  • matter-of-fact
  • obtuse
  • passive
  • phlegmatic
  • slow
  • stoic
  • supine
  • unemotional
  • unexcitable
  • wooden
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Antonyms for stolid

  • aware
  • intelligent
  • interested
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STOLID

A box of candy against a good cigar, they are a stolid married couple.

But if stolid, Timmins had his fair share of a certain slow pugnacity.

How stolid they were and how matter of fact and how sensible.

Hiram said not a word, but he sat looking at the other in stolid silence.

Eccles faced him unwillingly, with a stolid front but shifty eyes.

"Emigrants have no rights, Evremonde," was the stolid reply.

On the first day of this labor parliament, up rose a stolid Pole.

The contemplation of this stolid ignorance—that yet knew how much?

He was rather a stolid fat boy, and he was sitting on the very edge, fishing.

It was not quick to move or easily excited; but stolid, cautious, unambitious, procrastinating.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s (implied in stolidity), from Middle French stolide (16c.), from Latin stolidus "insensible, dull, brutish," properly "unmovable," related to stultus "foolish," from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STOLID

apathetic

adjectiveuncaring, disinterested
  • blah
  • callous
  • cold
  • cool
  • could care less
  • couldn't care less
  • don't give a damn
  • draggy
  • emotionless
  • flat
  • impassive
  • indifferent
  • insensible
  • laid-back
  • languid
  • moony
  • passive
  • stoic
  • stolid
  • unconcerned
  • unemotional
  • unfeeling
  • uninterested
  • unmoved
  • unresponsive
  • untouched
  • what the hell
  • wimpy
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