stodgy

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adjective \ˈstä-jē\

Definition of stodgy

stodgier

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stodgiest

  1. 1 :  having a rich filling quality :  heavy stodgy bread

  2. 2 :  moving in a slow plodding way especially as a result of physical bulkiness

  3. 3 :  boring, dull out on a peaceful rather stodgy Sunday boat trip — Edna Ferber

  4. 4 :  extremely old-fashioned :  hidebound received a pompously Victorian letter from his stodgy father — E. E. S. Montagu

  5. 5a :  drabb :  dowdy

stodgily

play \ˈstä-jə-lē\ adverb

stodginess

play \ˈstä-jē-nəs\ noun

Examples of stodgy in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of stodgy

1854


STODGY Defined for English Language Learners

stodgy

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Definition of stodgy for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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