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stuffyadjective

 us   /ˈstʌf·i/
  • stuffy adjective (FORMAL)

formal, ​boring, and not ​modern: a stuffy, ​arrogant man
  • stuffy adjective (LACKING AIR)

lackingfreshair: The ​office gets so stuffy in the ​afternoon.
(Definition of stuffy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"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 ​freshair: 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 ​yournose is stuffy or you have a stuffy ​nose, ​yournose 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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