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  • s  heavy and starchy and hard to digest
    stodgy food
    a stodgy pudding served up when everyone was already full
  • s  (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
  • s  excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull
    why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?
    a stodgy dinner party

  • The brand has built a reputation as a secure and reliable, though somewhat stodgy, e-mail device for corporate types, but the Storm could help recast BlackBerry as a viable .
  • Meanwhile, last week, the frustrated city boy found it impossible to stay in even stodgy old Rome.
  • It's dead-serious, stentorian and, when it's not hacking muscular fighters to bits, pretty stodgy.
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  • Mimes, acrobats, and contortionists perform at J&J’s Boston Innovation Center reception
    Lest anyone think Johnson & Johnson was a stodgy multinational health care company, Thursday night’s opening reception of its new Boston Innovation Center in Kendall featured acrobats, mimes of famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein, and contortionists engaging in a colorful dance meant to symbolize collaboration.        
    June 28, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Showing Off the Accordion’s Hip Side
    The Accordions Around the World festival this summer offers accordionists a chance to shed a stodgy image.
    June 26, 2013 - New York Times
  • 1999 Honda Legend Reviews
    Given slightly stodgy styling, this is a lovely to own car, as was my last one, at a seriously cheap price on the used market. It's as well built as several much more expensive Europeans (Mercedes-Benz & BMW) I have owned in the past, for much less cost.
    June 25, 2013 -

  • Andrew Strauss in AFP
    Turning to his own game, Strauss said: "Did I describe myself as stodgy? We're all trying to explore the limits of our games in practice and, by doing that, I think we're all discovering we can play more shots than we thought we could, or we can do...
  • Guy Ritchie in Sydney Morning Herald
    Ritchie says: "My original pitch to Warners was that I wanted something more along the lines of Butch and Sundance rather than the traditional stodgy Holmes and Watson."
  • Jamie Oliver in
    Speaking to STV's Grant Lauchlan, Jamie said: "I work in 120 countries around the world and often if I'm in America on the (David) Letterman show they'll spend four minutes of my eight minutes slagging off British food, and how bad it is, stodgy old...

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