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staid

staid

 
pronunciation:
steId
part of speech: adjective
definition: formal, solemn, and reserved in character.
She was a cheerful, breezy sort of person and her staid in-laws made her somewhat uncomfortable.
synonyms:
reserved, stiff, stuffy
antonyms:
daring, frivolous, informal, playful, silly, zany
similar words:
dignified, earnest, grave, saturnine, sedate, serious, sober, solemn, stately, stolid
derivations: staidly (adv.), staidness (n.)