stuffiness


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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:
Noun1.stuffiness - state of obstruction or stoppage or air in the nose or throat
congestion - excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part
2.stuffiness - the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
3.stuffiness - dull and pompous gravity
graveness, gravity, soberness, sobriety, somberness, sombreness - a manner that is serious and solemn
Translations
إخْتِناق الجَو في الغُرْفَه
špatný vzduch
indelukkethedsnerpethed
dohosság
loftleysi
zlý vzduch
havasızlık

stuffiness

[ˈstʌfɪnɪs] N
1. (in room) → mala ventilación f, falta f de aire
2. (fig) (= narrow-mindedness) → estrechez f de miras, remilgos mpl; (= starchiness) → lo estirado; (= prudishness) → remilgos mpl; (= dullness) → pesadez f

stuffiness

n
(of room, atmosphere)Stickigkeit f, → Dumpfheit f
(of person, = narrow-mindedness) → Spießigkeit f; (= prudishness)Prüderie f, → Zimperlichkeit f

stuffiness

[ˈstʌfɪnɪs] n
a. (in room) → odore m di chiuso
b. (of person) → ristrettezza di idee; (of ideas) → arretratezza

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
References in classic literature ?
Not that George had come to Marvis Bay with the single aim of finding an antidote to metropolitan stuffiness.
I remember that the monstrous and grotesque idea crossed my mind--the illusion may have been heightened by the heavy stuffiness of the air which we were breathing--that we were in four front seats of the stalls at the last act of the drama of the world.
by Courtesy of BrandpointSpring cleaning is a chance to chase away the stuffiness of your home and bring a fresh, revitalising feeling into your house.
6bn spent on unwanted Christmas gifts, January is peak time for stuffiness.
Distressed children and stuffiness, it is horrific.
Skip the updo to nix any stuffiness, and add a bold bag.
And thereafter continued supply of medical equipment, dressings, cures nasal stuffiness, immobilizers and bandages bound Consortium centers Mar Barcelona Parc Health.
Impressed by the obvious talent, Hardy finally persuaded Ramanujan to leave behind his wife for a life battling racism and stuffiness not to mention homesickness, draughty college rooms and an unfamiliar diet which left him with malnutrition.
Antihistamines usually help relieve itching, sneezing, and runny noses, but they do not generally help with stuffiness.
It also relieves stuffiness in the nose to help make breathing easier.
There is something very relaxing about being here but there is a strong smell of old paper and stuffiness.
It had that old-school charm of waiters who were at least a million years old but great at their job, proper metal domes to cover the food and keep it warm, and an air of friendly stuffiness.