Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being stolid; dullness of intellect; obtuseness; stupidity.
- n. an indifference to pleasure or pain
- n. apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
“It had a certain Dutch stolidity in its manner of calmly and bumpily surmounting such portions of the landscape as happened in its way.”
“These frontier towns inured to the clash of war go about their business with what one might call stolidity if there were not finer, and truer, names for it.”
“She paused, waiting for some acknowledgment of his interest, but not getting it, went on bitterly enough, for his stolidity was a very great mystery to her:”
“In early works we find sometimes no expression at all, or an apparent stolidity which is really the absence of expression; in the archaic smile we see an attempt to enliven the face, and possibly also, as we have noticed, to express and even to induce the benignity of the deity.”
“After making to the various visible forms of nature a solemn promise to be damned, that gentleman resumed the air of stolidity which is supposed to be appropriate to a state of alert military attention.”
“I think this arose not more from its immensity than from the kind of stolidity to which I have alluded.”
“She was pretty, and slender, and willowy; without the massive face and temperamental stolidity of the average squaw.”
“According to Griscom, Komura's "Oriental stolidity dissolved in a shout of laughter," and Jack London got his camera back.”
“Or was hers the stubborn obstinacy of the ox? the fixity of purpose of the balky horse? the stolidity of the self-willed peasant-mind?”
“Hers was a virgin birth, from nothing, catalyzed by the assiduous application of Imortél's paintbrush as well as his soul; and now only the stolidity of a master could dispel an incipient bloom of rapture threatening to mar his work with officious haste.”
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Basically it's just mikeropology's words, but with his username turned into an adjectivally splendid list name.
does what it says on the tin, and is severely needed.
From Wuthering Heights
These are all the new words I found while reading Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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