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stuffy

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adjective \ˈstə-fē\

Simple Definition of stuffy

  • : lacking fresh air

  • : filled with mucus because of illness

  • : very formal, serious, or old-fashioned

Full Definition of stuffy

stuff·i·erstuff·i·est

  1. 1 :  ill-natured, ill-humored

  2. 2 :  lacking in vitality or interest :  stodgy, dull

  3. 3a :  oppressive to the breathing :  close <a stuffy room>b :  stuffed up <a stuffy nose>

  4. 4a :  narrowly inflexible in standards of conduct :  self-righteousb :  stiffly conventional :  priggish <stuffy formalities>

stuff·i·ly play \ˈstə-fə-lē\ adverb
stuff·i·ness play \ˈstə-fē-nəs\ noun

Examples of stuffy

  1. It's very stuffy in here.

  2. She had a stuffy nose.

  3. I had a stuffy feeling in my head.

  4. the stuffiest members of that exclusive club



1798

First Known Use of stuffy

1798

Rhymes with stuffy


Medical Dictionary

stuffy

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adjective \ˈstəf-ē\

Medical Definition of stuffy

stuff·i·erstuff·i·est

  1. :  affected with congestion <a stuffy nose>

  2. stuff·i·ness \ˈstəf-ē-nəs\play noun




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