stuffily


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stuff·y

 (stŭf′ē)
adj. stuff·i·er, stuff·i·est
1. Lacking sufficient ventilation; close.
2. Having the respiratory passages blocked: a stuffy nose.
3.
a. Dull and boring: a stuffy lecture.
b. Rigidly adhering to conventional standards; strait-laced: "I went to one stuffy upper class dinner party on my first night & I go to another tonight" (Evelyn Waugh).

stuff′i·ly adv.
stuff′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.stuffily - in a stuffy manner; "`Come in please,' he said stuffily"
Translations
بِخُمول، بصورةٍ خانِقَه
dusně
formeltforstokket
mollulega; teprulega
dusno
havasız bir şekilde

stuffily

[ˈstʌfɪlɪ] ADV [say] → en tono de desaprobación, con desaprobación

stuffily

adv (= narrow-mindedly)spießig; (= prudishly)prüde; (= stiffly)steif, gezwungen; (= dully)langweilig

stuffily

[ˈstʌfɪlɪ] adv (say) → con tono di disapprovazione

stuffy

(ˈstafi) adjective
1. (of a room etc) too warm, and lacking fresh air. Why do you sit in this stuffy room all day?
2. formal and dull. Must we visit those stuffy people?
ˈstuffily adverb
ˈstuffiness noun
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