- Dull, unimaginative, and commonplace. (adjective)
- Prim or pompous; stuffy: "Why is the middle-class so stodgy—so utterly without a sense of humor!” ( Katherine Mansfield). See Synonyms at dull. (adjective)
- Indigestible and starchy; heavy: stodgy food. (adjective)
- Solidly built; stocky. (adjective)
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