Staidness

Definition of Staidness

Staid´ness
n.1.The quality or state of being staid; seriousness; steadiness; sedateness; regularity; - the opposite of wildness, or levity.
If sometimes he appears too gay, yet a secret gracefulness of youth accompanies his writings, though the staidness and sobriety of age be wanting.
- Dryden.

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earnestness, sedateness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, sincerity, solemness, solemnity
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