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English definition of “stodgy”

stodgy

adjective uk   /ˈstɒdʒ.i/ us    /ˈstɑː.dʒi/ UK informal disapproving

stodgy adjective (FOOD)

describes food that is heavy and unhealthy, sometimes in an unpleasant way: I've been eating too many stodgy puddings.

stodgy adjective (BORING)

boring, serious, and formal: Neither company has succeeded in shedding its stodgy image. Younger consumers, it is said, regard their products as stodgy and unfashionable.
stodginess
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of stodgy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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