- s having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
her face showed nothing but stolid indifference
- The bureaucracy's unemotional, stolid stance has made people remark that bureaucracy should be totally revamped.
- They have stolid dignity yet are not bereft of a wry sense of humor.
- As people bayed for the blood of the wrong-doers, the victims themselves remained surprisingly stolid.
- Edward Bates in Los Angeles Times
Bates wrote in August 1864, "that I should live to see such abject fear -- such small stolid indifference to duty -- such open contempt of Constitution and law -- and such profound ignorance of policy and prudence!"
- Thomas Carlyle in BusinessWeek
Little wonder the Victorian historian Thomas Carlyle described Malthus as "Dreary, stolid, dismal, without hope for this world or the next."
- Gore Vidal in Los Angeles Times
At best, Lessing's prose is stolid and slow and a bit flat-footed,Gore Vidal wrote in the New York Review of Books. "Why does Doris Lessing -- one of the half-dozen most interesting minds to have chosen to write fiction in English in this...