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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.

stuffy

(ˈstʌfɪ)
adj, stuffier or stuffiest
1. lacking fresh air
2. excessively dull, staid, or conventional
3. (Physiology) (of the nasal passages) blocked with mucus
ˈstuffily adv
ˈstuffiness n

stuff•y

(ˈstʌf i)

adj. stuff•i•er, stuff•i•est.
1. close; poorly ventilated.
2. oppressive from lack of freshness: stuffy air.
3. blocked or stopped up: a stuffy nose.
4. dull or tedious.
5. self-important; pompous.
6. rigid or old-fashioned in attitudes, esp. in matters of personal behavior.
[1545–55]
stuff′i•ly, adv.
stuff′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stuffy - lacking fresh airstuffy - lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
unventilated - not ventilated; "stuffy unventilated rooms"
2.stuffy - excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull; "why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?"; "a stodgy dinner party"
conventional - following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"
3.stuffy - affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction; "a stuffy feeling in my chest"
obstructed - shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view"; "justice obstructed is not justice"

stuffy

adjective
2. airless, stifling, oppressive, close, heavy, stale, suffocating, sultry, fetid, muggy, unventilated, fuggy, frowsty It was hot and stuffy in the classroom.
airless fresh, cool, airy, breezy, pleasant, draughty, gusty, well-ventilated
3. blocked, congested, stuffed up, bunged up Aromatic capsules are great for easing the discomfort of a stuffy nose.

stuffy

adjective
1. Oppressive due to a lack of fresh air:
3. Marked by excessive concern for propriety and good form:
Translations
باهِت ورَسْمي، خامِلخانِق، فاسِد الهَواءمُتَغَطْرِس
nudnýdusný
formelforstokketgammeldagsindelukket
tunkkainen
formalan
begyöpösödött fejû
loftlaus; mollulegurstífur, formlegur, leiîinlegur
風通しの悪い
답답한
tvankuma
garlaicīgspiesmacissasmacissmacīgsstīvs
zadušljiv
kvav
หัวโบราณ
aşırı resmîhavasızhavasız ve sıcakkendini beğenmiş
cổ hủ

stuffy

[ˈstʌfɪ] ADJ (stuffier (compar) (stuffiest (superl)))
1. [room] → mal ventilado; [atmosphere] → cargado, sofocante
it's stuffy in hereaquí huele a cerradoel ambiente está un poco cargado aquí
2. [person] (= narrow-minded) → remilgado, de miras estrechas; (= prudish) → remilgado; (= stiff, starchy) → tieso; (= dull, boring) → pesado, poco interesante
3. (= congested) [nose] → taponado, atascado
I've got a stuffy nosetengo la nariz taponada or atascada

stuffy

[ˈstʌfi] adj
[room] → mal ventilé(e), mal aéré(e)
It's really stuffy in here
BUT On étouffe ici.
[ideas] → vieux jeu inv; [person, institution] → vieux jeu inv
(= bunged up) [nose] → bouché(e), pris(e)

stuffy

adj (+er)
room, atmospherestickig, dumpf; it’s a bit stuffy in herees ist etwas stickig hier drinnen
(= narrow-minded)spießig; (= prudish)prüde, zimperlich
(= stiff)steif; atmospheregezwungen, steif; (= dull)langweilig, öde, fad
(= blocked) noseverstopft

stuffy

[ˈstʌfɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl)))
a. (room) → mal ventilato/a, senz'aria
it's terribly stuffy in here → qui non si respira
it smells stuffy → c'è odore di chiuso
b. (ideas) → antiquato/a, arretrato/a; (person) → all'antica

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

stuffy

مُتَغَطْرِس nudný gammeldags stickig πνιγηρός viciado tunkkainen confiné formalan soffocante 風通しの悪い 답답한 bedompt innestengt duszny limitado спертый kvav หัวโบราณ havasız cổ hủ 乏味的
References in classic literature ?
She knew she was gradually and surely shrivelling in the hot, stuffy room.
After wearying one's self with the acres of stuffy, sappy, expressionless babies that populate the canvases of the Old Masters of Italy, it is refreshing to stand before this peerless child and feel that thrill which tells you you are at last in the presence of the real thing.
And meanwhile, his flat was dark, as well as stuffy.
It was hot and stuffy, and the air was gray with smoke.
Seeing the waiters busy over washing up the crockery and setting in order their plates and wine glasses, seeing their calm and cheerful faces, Levin felt an unexpected sense of relief as though he had come out of a stuffy room into the fresh air.
Honeychurch, which is, I believe, a social blunder, but it pleased her, and she introduced Cecil rather indiscriminately to some stuffy dowagers.
The little cottage was close and stuffy after leaving the outer air.
It was a very small stuffy fusty room, with boards, and rafters, and cobwebs, and lath and plaster.
The place, by the by, was very stuffy and oppressive, and the faint halitus of freshly shed blood was in the air.
More nebulous were the memories of those early mornings when she had paused in the midst of getting breakfast to sniff in the clover-laden air and think how wonderful it would be if only she needn't stay in the hot, stuffy kitchen but could be free to call Bill and go picnicking or loaf deliciously under one of the big elms.
The windows were never opened except to air the room for a few minutes in the morning, and it had a stuffy smell which seemed to Philip to have a mysterious connection with banking.
As when a window is opened a whiff of fresh air from the fields enters a stuffy room, so a whiff of youthfulness, energy, and confidence of success reached Kutuzov's cheerless staff with the galloping advent of all these brilliant young men.