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Dictionary Definition

stolid adj : having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; "her impassive remoteness"; "he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall; "a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf; "her face showed nothing but stolid indifference" [syn: impassive]

User Contributed Dictionary



From the Latin stolidus meaning firm-standing.


  1. Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility.


  • 1950, Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
    With his symbolic helmet numbered 451 on his stolid head, and his eyes all orange flame with the thought of what came next, he flicked the igniter and the house jumped up in a gorging fire that burned the evening sky red and yellow and black.

Extensive Definition

The Stolid Flycatcher (Myiarchus stolidus) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. It is found in Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and heavily degraded former forest.


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