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staid
used in In Cold Blood

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Definition
respectable or conservative, and low-keyed in behavior — possibly a bit dull
  • They could not quite understand why this staid young Catholic, a successful engineer who had taken his degree at Harvard, a husband and the father of three children, should choose to befriend an uneducated, homicidal half-breed whom he knew but slightly and had not seen for nine years.
    4 — The Corner (40% in)

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