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
In turn, proper punctuation—like the use of periods at the end of sentences—is viewed as stuffy and inauthentic when it isn't being used in a purely formal situation.
The pair have great chemistry together and play off each other well with Cantor as the disapproving, stuffy lead pilot and Hunter as the playful, mischievous copilot.
The design is approved for sleep, which is particularly great for children who have reflux or stuffy passages and need to be on an incline to aid digestion.
More like a modern-day Jonas Brother than a stuffy politician, Macron seems comfortable in his skin knowing he’s fantasy fresh meat to his gay male fans.
For instance, the decision to have Sebastian be a Caribbean crab as opposed to a stuffy English crab was in service of a song concept.
Production designer Alice Normington has created a setting that is sensual, earthy and naturalistic, lit with natural light and candles, no stuffy Downton Abbey crispness in sight.
But the service is commensurate — assured, agreeable and far from stuffy.
The garden is formal and elegant without being stuffy.
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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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