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Definition of the adjective staid
What does staid mean as an attribute of a noun?
Staid is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.
adjective - degrees: staider | staidest
- characterized by dignity and propriety
Alternative definition of the adjective staid
- Serious, organized, and professional; sober
- 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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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
This seems to our weaker view, Overlaid with black, staid wisdom's hue. Milton. —Ride out, with prudent and staid guides, ...
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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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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