1. [syn: sedateness, staidness, solemnity, solemness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Staidness \Staid"ness\, n.
The quality or state of being staid; seriousness; steadiness;
sedateness; regularity; -- the opposite of wildness, or
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a trait of dignified seriousness [syn: sedateness,
staidness, solemnity, solemness]