Definition of stuffy
stuffilyplay \ˈstə-fə-lē\ adverb
stuffinessplay \ˈstə-fē-nəs\ noun
Examples of stuffy in a Sentence
It's very stuffy in here.
She had a stuffy nose.
I had a stuffy feeling in my head.
the stuffiest members of that exclusive club
Recent Examples of stuffy from the Web
But the service is commensurate — assured, agreeable and far from stuffy.
The garden is formal and elegant without being stuffy.
A bright crossbody bag adds to the blue color palette, while accessories like a sleek silver watch and tortoiseshell shades add a touch of elegance without being stuffy.
Comsec Data Security is the full, stuffy name, but neither of them ever think of it in that formal way.
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First Known Use of stuffy
STUFFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stuffy for English Language Learners
: lacking fresh air
: filled with mucus because of illness
: very formal, serious, or old-fashioned
STUFFY Defined for Kids
Definition of stuffy for Students
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.
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