un·​stuffy | \ ˌən-ˈstə-fē How to pronounce unstuffy (audio) \
unstuffier; unstuffiest

Definition of unstuffy

: not stuffy especially : not unappealingly formal, pompous, etc. … like the monarch for his outgoing and unstuffy personality. — Tom Burns a stylish but unstuffy restaurant

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Photo: Tate Restaurant Fabulous Fusion: TATE Tate’s hushed but unstuffy dining room and bar, with bleached wooden paneling and pink upholstered booths, is a refined counterpoint to the raucous cocktail dens further along Hollywood Road. Eric Rosen, WSJ, "How Young Chefs Are Making Their Marks on Hong Kong’s Fine Food Scene," 10 Dec. 2018 Art galleries Art galleries in Matlacha are unstuffy and full of Matlacha color and flavor. Bonnie Gross, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Lee County: Matlacha evolves from tiny fishing village to artsy town," 6 May 2018 For a philosophy professor, Mr. Setiya can be refreshingly unstuffy. Eric Felten, WSJ, "Review: Is That All There Is?," 19 Oct. 2017 Chef and co-owner Nick Kennedy, who has worked previously for Jean-George Vongerichten and Mario Battali, has curated a menu of shareable dishes that are deliciously unstuffy and highlighted by Spanish and Italian influences. Genevieve Garruppo, ELLE Decor, "The Hipster And The Historian's Guide To Philadelphia, PA," 19 May 2017 It would be hailed by critics and top chefs alike, decorated with the highest industry awards, and give rise to a new wave of decidedly unstuffy restaurants putting out innovative cooking. Michael Gebert, Chicago Reader, "Schwa, now with fewer drugs and more adult responsibility," 9 Aug. 2017 The bright yellow paint, the accessible art, and the friendly sales attendants make for an unstuffy mood. Vogue, "Anonymous Shopper: Calvin Klein’s Revamped Madison Avenue Store Is Fashion’s New Spot to See, Be Seen, and Shop," 8 Aug. 2017 Vintage furniture, bedding imported from Ireland and enough marble to build a mini Taj Mahal give the place a rich feel, but the vibe is decidedly unstuffy. Atlanta Travel, ajc, "Charleston’s festivals, food scene bloom," 30 Mar. 2017

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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