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Meaning of stuffy by Wiktionary Dictionary

stuffy


    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ʌfi

    Adjective

    stuffy ( comparative stuffier, superlative stuffiest )

    1. Poorly ventilated; partially plugged .
      I can't smell very well today - I have a stuffy nose .
      Let's go outside - it's getting stuffy in here .
    2. Stout; mettlesome; resolute .
    3. Angry and obstinate; sulky .
    4. Boring, uninteresting, over-formal, pompous, very conventional .
      The stuffy professor droned on as the class lost interest .

    Noun

    stuffy ( plural: stuffies )

    1. ( US, Canada, colloquial, often childish ) A stuffed animal or other plush toy .

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Explanation of stuffy by Wordnet Dictionary

stuffy


    Adjective
    1. excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull

    2. affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction

    3. a stuffy feeling in my chest
    4. lacking fresh air

    5. hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke


    Definition of stuffy by GCIDE Dictionary

    stuffy


    1. Stuffy a.
      1. Stout; mettlesome; resolute. [Scot.] Jamieson.

      2. Angry and obstinate; sulky. [U. S.]

      3. Ill-ventilated; close.