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stodgy

stodg·y

stodgy

 
 
pronunciation:
sta ji
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: stodgier, stodgiest
definition 1: lacking imagination, liveliness, or interest; dull; colorless.
She thought her mother's clothes were stodgy.
antonyms:
avant-garde, interesting, lively
similar words:
dowdy
definition 2: lacking the ability or inclination to act informally or to find humor or enjoyment in things that others might; stuffy; prim.
He didn't share his wife's stodgy attitude toward nightclubs.
definition 3: heavy and filling, as food.
antonyms:
light
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derivations: stodgily (adv.), stodginess (n.)