Definitions

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  • adverb In a stodgy manner.

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  • adverb in a stuffy manner

Etymologies

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stodgy +‎ -ly

Examples

  • It is a woefully overrated film, stodgily imprisoned in gloomy apartments and offices, running on wisecracks and a smart cast Mary Astor, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre supporting Humphrey Bogart.

    The Man Who Would Be King

  • A smart grammatical turn in the final lines of "Bread and Blood" gives what could be stodgily polemical an extra edge:

    News at Eleven: Unable to ignore the uses

  • And while the Times is stubbornly and stodgily manning the gates of the fancy Midtown office building it can't afford, the ever approachable Huffington Post is churning out content and swimming in advertising dollars in its small nondescript workspace downtown.

    Michelle Haimoff: The World of Free and The Huffington Post

  • A smart grammatical turn in the final lines of "Bread and Blood" gives what could be stodgily polemical an extra edge:

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • 'Society,' in the most stodgily colonial, British sense of the word, is predicated on impenetrable, inherited exclusion.

    Lesley M. M. Blume: Putting On Airs

  • You know very well that no couple, whether newly smitten and starry-eyed or stodgily married for forty years, will talk this way.

    Joan Z. Shore: Where Has All the Passion Gone?

  • Some accept these extensions of the olive branch and the many social advantages that they entail, whilst others stodgily reject them and hold true to their beliefs that their clubs are infinitely superior.

    Jamie Johnson: The "Diversity" of Wasp Clubs: Jamie Johnson

  • Those on the qui vive who need to flaunt their with-it-ness in the face of the stodgily au courant have turned to hot, with the extreme of “forwardly fashionable, at the center of attention” expressed as way hot or hot-hot.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Those on the qui vive who need to flaunt their with-it-ness in the face of the stodgily au courant have turned to hot, with the extreme of “forwardly fashionable, at the center of attention” expressed as way hot or hot-hot.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Damien Martyn played solidly and Jason Gillespie defended stodgily.

    Archive 2004-10-01

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