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stolid

adjective     /ˈstɒl.ɪd/ US  /ˈstɑː.lɪd/ disapproving
(of a person) calm and not showing emotion or excitement, or (of a thing) not interesting or attractive: He's a very stolid, serious man. The college is a stolid-looking building with no lawn.Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot attractive to look atSerious and unpleasantNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions stolidly     /-li/ adverb Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotionsTedious and uninspiringNot attractive to look atSerious and unpleasantNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
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