Staid"ness, n. 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.
Syn. -- Sobriety; gravity; steadiness; regularity; constancy; firmness; stability; sedateness.
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