Meaning of “stuffy” in the English Dictionary

"stuffy" in British English

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stuffyadjective

uk /ˈstʌf.i/ us /ˈstʌf.i/ disapproving

stuffy adjective (WITHOUT AIR)

A stuffy room or building is unpleasant because it has no fresh air:

a stuffy office
It's really hot and stuffy in here - let's open the window.
The bedroom gets a little stuffy in the summer.

US If your nose is stuffy or you have a stuffy nose, your nose is blocked with mucus, usually because you have a cold.

stuffily
adverb uk /ˈstʌf.əl.i/ us /ˈstʌf.əl.i/
stuffiness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈstʌf.i.nəs/ us /ˈstʌf.i.nəs/

(Definition of “stuffy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stuffy" in American English

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stuffyadjective

us /ˈstʌf·i/

stuffy adjective (FORMAL)

formal, boring, and not modern:

a stuffy, arrogant man

stuffy adjective (LACKING AIR)

lacking fresh air:

The office gets so stuffy in the afternoon.

(Definition of “stuffy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)