Definition of Stodginess

1. Noun. Dull and pompous gravity.

Exact synonyms: Stuffiness
Generic synonyms: Graveness, Gravity, Soberness, Sobriety, Somberness, Sombreness
Derivative terms: Stodgy, Stodgy, Stuffy



Definition of Stodginess

1. Noun. The state or quality of being stodgy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stodginess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stodginess

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stodginess (current term)
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Literary usage of Stodginess

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1. The Bookman (1903)
"Longfellow's letters are easy, courteous, natural and well bred ; old Josiah Quincy's letters have all the combined pomposity and stodginess of a retired ..."

2. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"... for national greatness: but I do think that our caution, our stolidity, our stodginess are not things to glory in, but faults to be amended. ..."

3. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1918)
"... nor stodginess enough to rehearse old saws with the self-conviction of Sir Oracle, nor sophistry enough to turn commonplaces into paradoxes by standing ..."

4. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1886)
"Thus, though " stodginess " may be the characteristic of country places, they are not so bad as some people suppose. I imagine that William Cobbett is not a ..."

5. Some Modern Novelists: Appreciations and Estimates by Helen Thomas Follett, Wilson Follett (1918)
"Another object of impatience for Mr. Wells is the general stodginess and stuffiness of what he calls Victorianism: yet every Victorian childhood recorded in ..."

6. Spanish Influence on English Literature by Martin Andrew Sharp Hume (1905)
"Spain is a lean country ; and fatness, not to say stodginess, is the essence of the pastoral romance. The form originally came from classic ..."

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