Definition of 'staid'
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So what is going on in the seemingly staid world of historians? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some might consider the town to be a bit staid. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Its other inhabitants are old and staid and utterly law abiding with a conscience over helping with the housework. Sand In My Shoes: Wartime Diaries of a WAAF (2006)Students value the close-knit atmosphere and find the city livelier than its staid image might suggest. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Readings are normally rather staid, but these people are lively and interesting. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was, if anything, rather staid. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Engineering is seen as rather staid,' he says. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was senior pastor of a staid old church full of money, manners, and momentum. Christianity Today (2000)But you aren't put in a 1 million draw with a staid old deposit account. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They have also established an entirely new paradigm in the staid world of cruising: that modernity and youth are not necessarily incompatible with opulence and class. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They have added a refreshing touch to the rather staid and mature democratic republic that West Germany has thankfully become. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)The image of a staid Cabinet Secretary could not be further removed from the sleazy activities of his former political adviser. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But these days all cars are pretty safe, so you need something to liven up that staid, boring image it had for a while. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Although a strict dress code still applies in many clubs, golf's rather staid reputation is gradually changing and the sport is suddenly back in fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Used Occasionally. staid is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'staid'
British English: staid ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone or something is staid, you mean that they are serious, dull, and rather old-fashioned.
...a staid seaside resort.
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