Definition of staid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//steɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//steɪd//
(staider, staidest) Boredom
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not amusing or interesting; boring and old-fashioned The museum is trying to get rid of its staid image. See related entries: Boredom Word Originmid 16th cent.: archaic past participle of the verbstay.Extra examples He had grown staid and dull. The locals were a very staid lot. a rather staid and old-fashioned hotel the normally staid image of chess the staid world of business He was a staid sort of man who mostly wrote about local government matters. His pictures brought life and fun into the staid, pre-war world of fashion photography.
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