Definition of Staid

1. Adjective. Characterized by dignity and propriety.

Exact synonyms: Sedate
Similar to: Decorous
Derivative terms: Sedateness, Staidness



Definition of Staid

1. a. Sober; grave; steady; sedate; composed; regular; not wild, volatile, or fanciful.

Definition of Staid

1. Adjective. Serious, organized, and professional; sober ¹

2. Adjective. Always fixed in the same location; stationary ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Staid

1. sober and sedate [adj STAIDER, STAIDEST] : STAIDLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Staid

stagnant
stagnant anoxia
stagnant hypoxia
stagnantly
stagnate
stagnated
stagnates
stagnating
stagnation
stagnation mastitis
stagnations
stags
stagworm
stagy
stahlian
staid (current term)
staider
staidest
staidly
staidness
staidnesses
staig
staigs
stain
stainabilities
stainability
stainable
stained
stained-glass window
stained glass

Literary usage of Staid

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1. A Journal Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian by George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Askew Fell Fox (1839)
"Leaving the Hague, we went to Delft, and from thence that night to Rotterdam, where we staid several days, and had several meetings. While I was here, ..."

2. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"After the meeting we went to Henry Draper's where we staid all night. Next morning a Friend came as I was passing away, and told me, 'If the priests and ..."

3. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1855)
"... their friends, and there staid all the afternoon, which cost me great store of wine, and were very merry. Mr. Creed and I to the Tower, ..."

4. Prison Life and Reflections, Or, A Narrative of the Arrest, Trial by George Thompson (1855)
"He was first sentenced to be hung—then for twenty years in this place—then for ten—staid five and half and left, again engaging in drinking and gambling. ..."

5. Prison Life and Reflections: Or, A Narrative of the Arrest, Trial by George Thompson (1857)
"He was first sentenced to be hung—then for twenty years in this place—then for ten—staid five and half and left, again engaging in drinking and gambling. ..."

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