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.
Instead of joining a Just the same stodgy grand Westminster coalition offered by the SNP, Corbyn reaffirmed that even in the event of a Labour general election win Britain will be leaving the EU.
"The act of a hellbent goblin" - Political commentator Quentin Letts berates Commons Speaker John Bercow for allowing a "stodgy" Prime Minister's Questions session to overrun by 20 minutes.
But no politicians are asking me because I don't do that" Musician Liam Howlett "The act of a hellbent goblin" Political commentator Quentin Letts berates Commons Speaker John Bercow for allowing a "stodgy" Prime Minister's Questions session to overrun by 20 minutes
This subtle, clever bit of foreshadowing tips us off that we are in the hands of a confident, perhaps even visionary new director, Cooper himself, who has taken the stodgy old Hollywood chestnut, "A Star is Born," and given it a new soap-operatic life and gritty, R-rated relevance.
But December and January were The thing her was a stodgy which putting terrible, she was overwhelmed with lethargy, and couldn't be bothered to do anything.
They attributed the increase to 'low-fat' meal substitutes, as dieters often go for stodgy alternatives like bread and pasta, and often miss out on some vital nutrients.
Iran had been expected to try to reinvigorate the stodgy grouping and lead it in vocal confrontations with the Western world.
Other indicators are a heavy feeling in the arms or legs, oversleeping, a change in appetite, craving stodgy, carbohydtrate-heavy foods and gaining weight.
A few weeks later, JoJo opened her set in a stodgy, turn-of-the-century home in the West Village by descending a spiral staircase, all glamour, like a star from some '5os film.
This overly stodgy true story brought audiences first to tears and later to their feet for a rousing standing ovation at the Toronto fest with its placid, postcard-worthy view of how men of a certain generation cope with deep emotional scars, tenderly acted by Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, as Lomax and the woman who inspired his healing.