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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
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