One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘rich, stodgy puddings’
indigestible, starchy, filling, heavy, solid, substantial, lumpy, leaden
2‘a stodgy young man’
boring, dull, uninteresting, dreary, deadly
prosaic, staid, sedate
stuffy, pompous, conventional
informal fuddy-duddy, square
3‘he used to write rather stodgy plays’
boring, dull, deadly dull, dull as ditchwater, uninteresting, dreary, turgid, tedious, dry, wearisome, heavy-going, unimaginative, uninspired, unexciting, unoriginal, derivative, monotonous, humdrum
laboured, wooden, ponderous, plodding, pedantic, banal, verbose
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