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adj. stodg·i·er, stodg·i·est
a. Dull, unimaginative, and commonplace. See Synonyms at dull.
b. Old-fashioned and stuffy: "Why is the middle-class so stodgy—so utterly without a sense of humor!" (Katherine Mansfield).
2. Indigestible and starchy; heavy: stodgy food.
3. Solidly built; stocky.

[From stodge, thick filling food, from stodge, to cram.]

stodg′i·ly adv.
stodg′i·ness n.
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Noun1.stodginess - dull and pompous gravity
graveness, gravity, soberness, sobriety, somberness, sombreness - a manner that is serious and solemn


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(stodʒ) noun
heavy, solid food.
ˈstodgy adjective
1. (of meals etc) consisting of stodge. stodgy food.
2. (of people, books etc) dull; not lively.
ˈstodginess noun
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