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stuffy

adjective uk   /ˈstʌf.i/ disapproving us  

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 bit stuffy in the summer.

stuffy adjective (FORMAL)

old-fashioned, formal, and boring: Sir William had the ability to conduct proceedings in a dignified manner without ever becoming stuffy. He is trying to promote a less stuffy image of the Conservatives.
stuffily
adverb uk   /-ɪ.li/ us  
stuffiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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