unstuffy

adjective

un·​stuffy ˌən-ˈstə-fē How to pronounce unstuffy (audio)
unstuffier; unstuffiest
: not stuffy
especially : not unappealingly formal, pompous, etc.
… like the monarch for his outgoing and unstuffy personality. Tom Burns
a stylish but unstuffy restaurant

Examples of unstuffy in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unstuffy was in 1929

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“Unstuffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstuffy. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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