HyperDic: stodgy

English > 3 senses of the word stodgy:
ADJECTIVEallstodgyheavy and starchy and hard to digest
allstodgy, fogyish, moss-grown, mossy, stick-in-the-mud(used pejoratively) out of fashion
allstodgy, stuffyexcessively conventional and unimaginative / unimaginative and hence dull / dull
stodgy > pronunciation
Soundsstaa'jhiy
RhymesAgee ... zoology: 128 rhymes with jhiy...
English > stodgy: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHeavy and starchy and hard to digest.
Examples
  • "stodgy food"
  • "a stodgy pudding served up when everyone was already full"
Broaderindigestibledigested with difficulty
English > stodgy: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned.
Synonymsfogyish, moss-grown, mossy, stick-in-the-mud
Broaderunfashionable, unstylishnot in accord / accord with or not following current fashion
Spanishanticuado
Nounsstodginessdull and pompous gravity
English > stodgy: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningexcessively conventional and unimaginative / unimaginative and hence dull / dull.
Examples
  • "why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?"
  • "a stodgy dinner party"
Synonymstuffy
BroaderconventionalFollowing accepted customs and proprieties
Spanishestirado, remilgado
Catalanescrupulós, estirat
Nounsstodginessdull and pompous gravity
Adverbsstodgilyin a stuffy manner

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