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staidness Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a trait of dignified seriousness
    solemness; sedateness; solemnity.

Staid"ness noun
  1. The quality or state of being staid; seriousness; steadiness; sedateness; regularity; -- the opposite of wildness, or levity.
    If sometimes he appears too gray, yet a secret gracefulness of youth accompanies his writings, though the staidness and sobriety of age wanting. Dryden.
    Syn. -- Sobriety; gravity; steadiness; regularity; constancy; firmness; stability; sedateness.

Webster 1913