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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.
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"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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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