(1) Recent consultation showed that residents in the capital perceived York to be a staid and an unexciting destination.(2) It is a slick piece of work, more like a product of Madison Avenue than staid Capitol Hill.(3) No longer limited to staid colours and boxy designs, the new Beemers are as exciting to look at as they promise to be to ride.(4) I was expecting a slightly staid , old-fashioned choir, with little of real interest.(5) Yorkshire food is traditionally seen as staid and stodgy, but can be modern and exciting.(6) In those days the staid , solitary Christmas tree on The Mound with its handful of lights was the highlight of my year.(7) New England in the 19th century was the apex of conformity: staid , stuffy and abstemious.(8) This site will no doubt be jarring to the casual observer more familiar with staid academic websites.(9) Now, they're just staid old men and women in freshly pressed casual suits and middle management voices.(10) In mathematics he strove to preserve something of what seemed a more staid and sober tradition.(11) Every comic had a point of view and everyone avoided staid old routines based on set-piece jokes.(12) It was his loud argyle socks that revealed the boyish sense of humour behind the staid visage.(13) The normally staid company has become a lot more adventurous of late.(14) The acting can be overemphatic and the blocking a bit staid , but the pacing is just right.(15) Some TV shows are a little bit staid and need livening up a bit.(16) British cinema is often seen as a staid and starchy affair, as lacking in feeling as it was in aesthetic passion.