stodgy


stodgy

adjective \ˈstä-jē\

: having very old-fashioned opinions, attitudes, etc.

: too plain or dull to be interesting

of food : unpleasantly heavy and causing you to feel very full

stodg·i·erstodg·i·est

Full Definition of STODGY

1
:  having a rich filling quality :  heavy <stodgy bread>
2
:  moving in a slow plodding way especially as a result of physical bulkiness
3
:  boring, dull <out on a peaceful rather stodgy Sunday boat trip — Edna Ferber>
4
:  extremely old-fashioned :  hidebound <received a pompously Victorian letter from his stodgy father — E. E. S. Montagu>
5
a :  drab
b :  dowdy
stodg·i·ly \ˈstä-jə-lē\ adverb
stodg·i·ness \ˈstä-jē-nəs\ noun

Examples of STODGY

  1. <the sitcom was offbeat and interesting in its first season, but has since become predictable and stodgy>

First Known Use of STODGY

1854

Related to STODGY

Synonyms
arid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, boring, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
Antonyms
absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting

Rhymes with STODGY

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