stodgy [stä′jē]
stodgier, stodgiest [< STODGE + -Y2]
1. heavy and unpalatable: said of food
2. heavily built; bulky and slow in movement
3. dull; tedious; uninteresting
4. drab, unfashionable, or unattractive
5. stubbornly old-fashioned; narrow and conventional

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