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 for staidness
From 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
     levity.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Sobriety; gravity; steadiness; regularity; constancy;
          firmness; stability; sedateness.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  staidness
      n 1: a trait of dignified seriousness [syn: sedateness,
           staidness, solemnity, solemness]

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