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Definition of the adjective staid

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Staid is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: staider | staidest

  1. characterized by dignity and propriety
    • example: New Age ideas are a refreshing alternative to the staid orthodoxy of traditional Christianity.
    • synonym of staid: sedate
    • similar: decorous

Alternative definition of the adjective staid


  1. Serious, organized, and professional; sober
  2. Always fixed in the same location; stationary

Definition of the adjective staid for high school students

    sedate, serious, self-restrained
    • example: The staid butler never changed his expression no matter what happened.

The adjective staid is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

STAID–STAIGG. gence or maladroit action, originates diseases in the body, which it then attempts to cure, through the functional ac. tion of the various parts. S. held that art ought to begin only where nature had ended, and, to be useful, should ...

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Staid, not volatile. The stays of a ship art : The fore-stay, the main-stay, and the mizxen-stay, The fore-top and the fore-top-gallant back-stays. The main-top and the main-top-gallant back-stays. The mizzen-top and the mizzen-top-gallant ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Staid, stād,adj. steady: sober: grave.—adv.Staid′ly.—n.Staid ′ ness. [For stayed—stay.] Staig,stāg,n.(Scot.)ayounghorse, a stallion. Stain, stān, v.t. to tinge or colour: to give a different colour to: to impregnate, asa tissue, with ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

This seems to our weaker view, Overlaid with black, staid wisdom's hue. Milton. —Ride out, with prudent and staid guides, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words (2004)

by Archie Hobson

staid. 415 statism 416 sterile. puter graphic that may be moved on-screen and otherwise manipulated as a single entity. 3 a faint flash, typically red, sometimes emitted in the upper atmosphere over a thunderstorm owing to the collision of ...

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Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera. (Mason Cooley)
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Scrabble value of S1T1A1I1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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