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- n. The state or quality of being stodgy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being stodgy; heaviness; dullness; crudeness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. dull and pompous gravity
What I would have called their "stodginess" or "ordinariness" he called "Homeliness" - a key word in his imagination.
There's a kind of stodginess that's associated with that - like accountant offices or lawyers - that we didn't necessarily want to be a part of.
Leave behind the stodginess of the Prado, the Louvre and the Met and begin an international treasure hunt for the world's finest art.
This is exactly the demographic GM—and Buick specifically—needs to cultivate to escape the taint of middle-age stodginess that had enveloped the brand.
In 2003 Clive Woodward's World Cup winners were heavily criticised for the stodginess of their play all the way to the moment of victory, and four years later there were similar concerns when England emerged from their pool despite conceding 36 unanswered points to the Springboks and reached the final without persuading observers to apply superlatives to anything other than the unlikeliness of their revival.
The other traipsed out bemoaning the deadening effect of Wembley and the stodginess of their midfield.
Her other fear was about the series' procedural structure and the stodginess that usually comes with that.
Indeed, it will hold up its stodginess as a virtue.
The academic stodginess of the leukemia consortium—its insistence on progressively and systematically testing one drug combination after another—was now driving Freireich progressively and systematically mad.
Both works argue in favor of the lesser evil of democracy: as Orwell put it, England may be "a family with the wrong members in control," but its snobbery and stodginess are preferable to a corrupt and claustrophobic totalitarianism.
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