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stolid

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Definition having or revealing little emotion — sometimes indicating qualities of not changing or being dependable

or (much more rarely):

of an object:  not interesting — often large and unmoving
  • She listened to both arguments thoughtfully, but with a face as stolid as a cow's.
stolid = emotionless
  • Her face showed nothing but stolid indifference.
  • stolid = emotionless
  • She has a stolid, humorless personality.
  • stolid = emotionless
  • He'd been in West Virginia long enough for our terrible stolidity to rub off on him.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • stolidity = quality of revealing little emotion
  • She got so she received all things with the stolidness of the earth which soaks up urine and perfume with the same indifference.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • stolidness = lack of emotion
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Jonathan Ashby stood stolidly beside Mercy, waiting for his chance to be the rescuer.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • stolidly = unemotional and dependable
  • And the poor creature dropped on his knees before the stolid murderer, and clasped his appealing hands.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • stolid = unemotional
  • "Finch," Mr. Tate said stolidly, "Bob Ewell fell on his knife."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • stolidly = with little emotion
  •   "Ten people dead on an island and not a living soul on it. It doesn't make sense!"
      Inspector Maine said stolidly: "Nevertheless, it happened, sir."
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • stolidly = unemotionally
  •   "Are you awake?" I asked.
      "I'm listening, Charlie."
      "Only listening? Don't you ever get angry?"
      "Why do you want me to be angry with you?"
      I sighed. Stolid Strauss—unmovable.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • stolid = having or revealing little emotion
  • The stolidity with which I received these instructions was, no doubt, rather exasperating: for they were delivered in perfect sincerity; but I believed a person who could plan the turning of her fits of passion to account, beforehand, might, by exerting her will, manage to control herself tolerably, even while under their influence; and I did not wish to 'frighten' her husband, as she said, and multiply his annoyances for the purpose of serving her selfishness.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • stolidity = lack of emotion
  • The youth walked stolidly into the midst of the mob, and with his flag in his hands took a stand as if he expected an attempt to push him to the ground.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • stolidly = with little emotion
  • "That's a direct order, Miss Boon," said the Agent stolidly.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • stolidly = having or revealing little emotion
  • They all failed to understand my gestures; some were simply stolid, some thought it was a jest and laughed at me.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • stolid = showing no interest or emotion
  • He is a stolid man, in his sixties, with a mustache and an authoritative air.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • stolid = having or revealing little emotion
  • Fernando said stolidly.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • stolidly = having or revealing little emotion
  • for the first time he knew the stolid, stubborn indifference of the inanimate.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • stolid = unemotional (not movable emotionally)
  • Maine went stolidly on with his list.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • stolidly = unemotionally
  • Only Stolid Strauss breathing behind me.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • stolid = having or revealing little emotion
  • Blore went on stolidly: "If you're speaking the truth-there's only one thing to be done."
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
stolidly = unemotionally

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