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Definition of "staidness" [staid•ness]

  • The state or characteristic of being staid. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "staidness" in a sentence
  • "Here he achieves staidness, and calmness, and philosophic tolerance."
  • "There is a whole category of ersatz adults who've mistaken the apparent staidness of the grownups (who they observe from the outside) for the qualifying characteristic of adulthood and tried to skip the scary merry-go-round."
  • "The group didn't much wish to mix with society in Geneva, partly due to unwanted attentions of countless tourists and partly due to the perceived staidness of the Genevese."