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stuffy

adjective \ˈstə-fē\

: lacking fresh air

: filled with mucus because of illness

: very formal, serious, or old-fashioned

stuff·i·erstuff·i·est

Full Definition of STUFFY

2
:  lacking in vitality or interest :  stodgy, dull
3
a :  oppressive to the breathing :  close <a stuffy room>
b :  stuffed up <a stuffy nose>
4
a :  narrowly inflexible in standards of conduct :  self-righteous
b :  stiffly conventional :  priggish <stuffy formalities>
stuff·i·ly \ˈstə-fə-lē\ adverb
stuff·i·ness \ˈstə-fē-nəs\ noun
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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

First Known Use of STUFFY

1798

Rhymes with STUFFY

STUFFY Defined for Kids

stuffy

adjective \ˈstə-fē\
stuff·i·erstuff·i·est

Definition of STUFFY for Kids

1
:  needing fresh air <a stuffy room>
2
:  stuffed or blocked up <a stuffy nose>
3
:  very formal and self-important <He's a stuffy old teacher.>
Medical Dictionary

stuffy

adjective \ˈstəf-ē\
stuff·i·erstuff·i·est

Medical Definition of STUFFY

:  affected with congestion <a stuffy nose>
stuff·i·ness \ˈstəf-ē-nəs\ noun

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