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Even NBC’s stodgy Law & Order launched its own true-crime anthology, with a season on the Menendez brothers starring Edie Falco.

From Time

The once stodgy Television Academy, which votes on the Emmys, continued its recent trend of recognizing new hits and zeitgeist-capturing programming.

People over profitSteve Hyde, CEO of 360xec, talked about the coronavirus crisis exposing companies who had “camouflaged” stodgy, legacy-based leadership structures.

From Digiday

It was, he says, “a stodgy and old-fashioned discipline” when he entered it in the 1980s.

“I guess I felt it to be stodgy, self-satisfied, maybe a little dull,” he confesses.

My first thought was, “Wow, what an incredibly bold purchase for a stodgy auto exec.”

The mix of small, stodgy businesses and glamorous retailers worked for another decade—until 2009, when the bottom fell out again.

And of course, the cars that we mostly know them for: streamlined, a little stodgy, and very much of their era.

Hoosh is a stodgy, porridge-like mixture of pemmican, dried biscuit and water, brought to the boil and served hot.

Nothing can be more stodgy, more wearisome, more unprofitable, more away from all the finer ends of dramatic art.

In fact he was a publican who was bound to serve stodgy food as well as exhilarating drink.

They're so stodgy and unconvincing and as out-of-date as tunes in music.

Well, I'm not stodgy any longer, Esme Falconer; you've reformed me.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stodgy, such as: boring, monotonous, pedantic, plodding, ponderous, and staid.

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