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stuffy

adjective (FORMAL)    /ˈstʌf.i/ disapproving
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.Tedious and uninspiring stuffily     /-ɪ.li/ adverb stuffiness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of stuffy adjective (FORMAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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