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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Recent Examples on the Web Play me off In honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, enjoy this extremely unstuffy performance by The Bands of HM Royal Marines.. Andrew Torgan, CNN, 5 June 2022 But everyone was exceedingly nice, unstuffy, and genuinely warm to me. Alaina Demopoulos, Allure, 19 May 2022 The show is a Regency romance and society drama with an unstuffy pop aesthetic, writes our television critic. New York Times, 22 Mar. 2022 Fortunately, fashion now offers many unstuffy alternatives to stiff Oxfords. Jamie Waters, WSJ, 8 Feb. 2022 But seriously: The Emmy red carpet 2021 was delightfully unstuffy and fun. Glamour, 19 Sep. 2021 Things here are large-format, eminently shareable, the atmosphere is unstuffy, even in its opulence. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Aug. 2021 But some Reds devotees insist that, if teamed with tops and shoes that aren’t yacht-club approved, the trousers can seem unstuffy—even cool. Todd Plummer, WSJ, 1 July 2021 Former students recalled his unstuffy teaching style, which could include riding a skateboard in class or dissecting theater over beers at Applebee’s. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unstuffy

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Unstuffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstuffy. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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