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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sedate, staidadjective

    characterized by dignity and propriety


  1. staidadjective

    Serious, organized, and professional; sober

  2. staidadjective

    Always fixed in the same location; stationary

  3. Etymology: Adjective use of stayed, past participle of stay.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Staidparticipial adjective.

    Sober; grave; regular; composed; not wild; not volatile.

    Etymology: from stay.

    Put thyself
    Into a ’haviour of less fear, ere wildness
    Vanquish my staider senses. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    This seems to our weaker view,
    O’erlaid with black staid wisdom’s hue. John Milton.

    I should not be a persuader to them of studying much in the Spring, after three years that they have well laid their grounds; but to ride out, with prudent and staid guides, to all the quarters of the land. John Milton, on Education.

    I am the more at ease in sir Roger’s family, because it consists of sober and staid persons. Addison.


  1. staid

    Staid refers to a quality of being sedate, respectful, quiet, or serious. It typically describes people or behaviors that are unemotional, reserved, or marked by straight-laced dignity and often lack excitement or novelty. It can also refer to traditional or conservative attitudes and tastes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Staidadjective

    sober; grave; steady; sedate; composed; regular; not wild, volatile, or fanciful

  2. Staid

    of Stay

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Staid

    stād, adj. steady: sober: grave.—adv. Staid′ly.—n. Staid′ness. [For stayedstay.]

Anagrams for staid »

  1. adits

  2. tsadi

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of staid in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of staid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of staid in a Sentence

  1. Christo Lombaard:

    These (evangelical) churches are quite good at tapping into traditional African sensitivities of giving expression to whatever you feel in a very bubbly manner, they're not like these very staid churches that I grew up with.

  2. Sarah Silverman:

    It was the perfect fit for me, and I feel like I can live life, it wasn't something where, like, now I'm happy. I'm very lucky in that I still experience highs and lows. And I think those lows are important. But I am not totally paralyzed, and, you know, it keeps me from just complete staid paralysis.

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