Definitions

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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

Etymologies

From stodgy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What I would have called their "stodginess" or "ordinariness" he called "Homeliness" - a key word in his imagination.

    Surprised by Joy

  • 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.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Leave behind the stodginess of the Prado, the Louvre and the Met and begin an international treasure hunt for the world's finest art.

    Black Tomato: Inventive and Out of the Way Museums [PHOTOS]

  • 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.

    Why Are General Motors Shares Stuck in Reverse?

  • 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.

    Why the world loves to hate England's rugby | Richard Williams

  • The other traipsed out bemoaning the deadening effect of Wembley and the stodginess of their midfield.

    Gareth Bale's zip for Wales reminds England what they are missing | Paul Hayward

  • Her other fear was about the series' procedural structure and the stodginess that usually comes with that.

    On The Set: Celebrating NCIS' 200th Episode

  • Indeed, it will hold up its stodginess as a virtue.

    Canada: Land of the Free

  • 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.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • 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.

    Ariel Gonzalez: The Meaning of Treason

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