Definition of stodgy
- stodgy bread
- received a pompously Victorian letter from his stodgy father
- —E. E. S. Montagu
the sitcom was offbeat and interesting in its first season, but has since become predictable and stodgy
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arid, boring, 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, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying;
blank, earthbound, gray (also grey), inanimate, pallid, pedantic, sterile, suspenseless, undramatic, uneventful, unexciting, unimaginative, uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular;
: 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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