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[ stˈɒlɪd], [ stˈɒlɪd], [ s_t_ˈɒ_l_ɪ_d]

Stolid is an adjective used to describe a person's demeanor or behavior as unemotional or impassive. Some possible synonyms for stolid include unresponsive, stone-faced, expressionless, emotionless, detached, stoic, and unflappable. These words all suggest a lack of visible emotion or reaction, commonly associated with someone who remains calm and collected in the face of stress or adversity. While stolid is often used to describe someone who appears to be unresponsive or unaffected by their surroundings, these synonyms offer a range of different connotations that may be appropriate in different contexts, depending on the specific qualities being described about the person or situation in question.

Related words: stolidity, dogged, steadfast, unshakable, stolidly, stolidness

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    What are the hypernyms for Stolid?

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    What are the opposite words for stolid?

    Stolid is a word that refers to a person who is unemotional and calm in difficult situations. In contrast, some of the antonyms for stolid are emotional, sensitive, and reactive. Emotional implies a person who is easily moved or affected by feelings, while sensitive refers to someone who is susceptible to being hurt or offended. Reactive describes a person who reacts quickly and strongly to external events or stimuli. Other antonyms for stolid include passionate, expressive, and animated, all of which imply a person who is full of energy and enthusiasm. These antonyms highlight the diversity of human emotions and behavior.

    Usage examples for Stolid

    They knew why their clergyman's wife was sitting here in the waiting-room, instead of standing out on the platform saying a last word to her son; and over each stolid face there came, when the eyes of these same faces thoroughly realised at what the lady sitting by the window was looking, an expression of cunning amusement, as well as of doubtful sympathy.
    "Jane Oglander"
    Marie Belloc Lowndes
    Constance walked a few steps in stolid silence.
    "Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
    Pauline Lester
    He had no idea why they were laughing at him; and he sat stolid and sullen, brooding over it all the morning.
    "The Pioneers"
    Katharine Susannah Prichard

    Famous quotes with Stolid

    • Every Jack sees in his own particular Jill charms and perfections to the enchantment of which we stolid onlookers are stone-cold. And which has the superior view of the absolute truth, he or we? Which has the more vital insight into the nature of Jill's existence, as a fact? Is he in excess, being in this matter a maniac? or are we in defect, being victims of a pathological anesthesia as regards Jill's magical importance? Surely the latter; surely to Jack are the profounder truths revealed; surely poor Jill's palpitating little life-throbs are among the wonders of creation, are worthy of this sympathetic interest; and it is to our shame that the rest of us cannot feel like Jack. For Jack realizes Jill concretely, and we do not. He struggles toward a union with her inner life, divining her feelings, anticipating her desires, understanding her limits as manfully as he can, and yet inadequately, too; for he also is afflicted with some blindness, even here. Whilst we, dead clods that we are, do not even seek after these things, but are contented that that portion of eternal fact named Jill should be for us as if it were not. Jill, who knows her inner life, knows that Jack's way of taking it - so importantly - is the true and serious way; and she responds to the truth in him by taking him truly and seriously, too. May the ancient blindness never wrap its clouds about either of them again! Where would any of us be, were there no one willing to know us as we really are or ready to repay us for our insight by making recognizant return? We ought, all of us, to realize each other in this intense, pathetic, and important way.
      William James
    • Rome has an puerile yet unmatchable. Rome hints at the possibility of becoming the main actor in the drama of one’s own life. (The hint is false, of course; but the stolid northern cities do not even possess the hint.)
      Robert Sheckley
    • I believe that the civilization India evolved is not to be beaten in the world. Nothing can equal the seeds sown by our ancestors, Rome went, Greece shared the same fate; the might of the Pharaohs was broken; Japan has become Westernized; of China nothing can be said; but India is still, somehow or other, sound at the foundation. The people of Europe learn their lessons from the writings of the men of Greece or Rome, which exist no longer in their former glory. In trying to learn from them, the Europeans imagine that they will avoid the mistakes of Greece and Rome. Such is their pitiable condition. In the midst of all this India remains immovable and that is her glory. It is a charge against India that her people are so uncivilized, ignorant and stolid, that it is not possible to induce them to adopt any changes. It is a charge really against our merit. What we have tested and found true on the anvil of experience, we dare not change. Many thrust their advice upon India, and she remains steady. This is her beauty: it is the sheet-anchor of our hope. Civilization is that mode of conduct which points out to man the path of duty. Performance of duty and observance of morality are convertible terms. To observe morality is to attain mastery over our mind and our passions. So doing, we know ourselves. The Gujarati equivalent for civilization means “good conduct”.
      Mahatma Gandhi
    • The weight and concentration of the poems fall upon (and those great things, animals and people), in their tough, laconic, un-get-pastable plainness: they have kept the stolid and dangerous inertia of the objects of the sagas—the sword that snaps, the man looking at his lopped-off leg and saying, “That was a good stroke.”
      Randall Jarrell
    • White is the wold, and ghostly The dank and leafless trees; And 'M's and 'N's are mostly Pronounced like 'B's and 'D's: 'Neath bleak sheds, ice-encrusted, The sheep stands, mute and stolid: And ducks find out, disgusted, That all the ponds are solid.
      Charles Stuart Calverley

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