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There is none of the usual 'stodginess' of history in his chapters.

In literature we have stodginess in style and decadence in morals, and vers libre, that is to say, no verse at all.

His theatre is beginning to pander to foreign tastes, to be ashamed of itself, to take on respectability and stodginess.

WORD ORIGIN

1823, "of a thick, semi-solid consistency," from stodge "to stuff" (1670s), of unknown origin, perhaps somehow imitative. Meaning "dull, heavy" developed by 1874 from noun sense of stodge applied to food (1825).

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