Definition of stodgy:
narrow, drab, mind-numbing, old, excite, weary, prosaic, aseptic, boring, chewy, close, stick-in-the-mud, heavyset, bloody-minded, dumpy, buttery, lifeless, wearisome, dry, unexciting, stumpy, blocky, dull, unaired, leaden, earthbound, mossy, cool, tiresome, closed, monotonous, caramelized, pedestrian, matter-of-fact, narrow-minded, trivial, tame, solid, crispy, uninspired, dreary, numbing, chilled, unstylish, flavorless, creamy, out of fashion, spiritless, opinionated, arid, gelatinous, thickset, monochromatic, jading, inflexible, cream, calorific, tiring, stale, humdrum, airless, stubborn, ponderous, stuffy, fat, unfashionable, lackluster, thick, jejune, fogyish, conventional, sterile, squat, stocky, stupid, intolerant, colorless, heavy, ho-hum, rigid, dusty, moss-grown, wearying, stubby, crisp, unimaginative, slow, flat, compact, chunky, lusterless, conservative, drudging.
- "Red Hair", Elinor Glyn.
- "The Brass Bowl", Louis Joseph Vance.
- "Modern marriage and how to bear it", Maud Churton Braby.