stodgy


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stodg·y

 (stŏj′ē)
adj. stodg·i·er, stodg·i·est
1.
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.

stodgy

(ˈstɒdʒɪ)
adj, stodgier or stodgiest
1. (Cookery) (of food) heavy or uninteresting
2. excessively formal and conventional
[C19: from stodge]
ˈstodgily adv
ˈstodginess n

stodg•y

(ˈstɒdʒ i)

adj. stodg•i•er, stodg•i•est.
1. dull or uninteresting; boring.
2. heavy, as food.
3. stocky; thickset.
4. unduly formal and traditional.
5. dull; graceless; inelegant: a stodgy business suit.
[1815–25]
stodg′i•ly, adv.
stodg′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stodgy - heavy and starchy and hard to digest; "stodgy food"; "a stodgy pudding served up when everyone was already full"
indigestible - digested with difficulty
2.stodgy - (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned; "moss-grown ideas about family life"
unfashionable, unstylish - not in accord with or not following current fashion; "unfashionable clothes"; "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"
3.stodgy - excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull; "why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?"; "a stodgy dinner party"
conventional - following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"

stodgy

adjective
1. heavy, filling, substantial, leaden, starchy He was disgusted by the stodgy pizzas on sale in London.
heavy light, fluffy, insubstantial

stodgy

adjective
2. Having a dense or viscous consistency:
3. Short, heavy, and solidly built:
Translations
باهِت، غَيْر حَيَوي، غَيْر مُمْتِعمُكَوَّن من طَعام ثَقيل وَصَلْب
nezáživnýtěžký
kedeligtung
laktató
andlaus, daufleguròungmeltur, òungur
nezáživný

stodgy

[ˈstɒdʒɪ] ADJ (stodgier (compar) (stodgiest (superl)))
1. [food] → indigesto
2. (fig) [book, style, person] → pesado

stodgy

[ˈstɒdʒi] adj
[food, cake, pudding] → bourratif/ive, lourd(e)
(= stuffy) [book, style] → indigeste; [person] → barbant(e)

stodgy

adj (+er) foodpampig (inf), → schwer; styleschwerfällig; subjecttrocken; bookschwer verdaulich; personlangweilig, fad

stodgy

[ˈstɒdʒɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (food, book) → pesante, indigesto/a; (person) → pesante

stodge

(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
References in classic literature ?
You never exactly knew whether there would be a real meal or just a make-believe, it all depended upon Peter's whim: he could eat, really eat, if it was part of a game, but he could not stodge [cram down the food] just to feel stodgy [stuffed with food], which is what most children like better than anything else; the next best thing being to talk about it.
The velocity that stodgy man developed in the interests of a complete stranger earned my warm gratitude--there was something truly cordial in his exertions.
Other indicators are a heavy feeling in the arms or legs, oversleeping, a change in appetite, craving stodgy, carbohydtrate-heavy foods and gaining weight.
It was slightly more stodgy than the Rachel's version, which just shaded it as my favourite rice pot.
Theirs was undoubtedly the best batting of the match, against a worldclass attack - albeit one going gently through the gears on a stodgy pitch, with much bigger assignments in the offing.
It examines exactly how these tricks are mechanically accomplished, considering the 'sleeper' car that looks stodgy but rips off the line at an awesome rate of speed.
Most wheat-free products are stodgy but we manage to get a lot of air into out bases, which makes them lighter and more like traditional wheat-based pizzas.
Healthy food leaves me cold and I crave the stodgy food I ate as a boy.
I don't make movies for a stodgy 50-year-old who doesn't care.
Pop was stodgy and dying until Malcolm and the punks came along.
Only Waitrose's pie ([red star][red star][red star][gray star][gray star]) yielded a truly gelatinous paste--but alas it was let down by a seriously stodgy base.