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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
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Some popular interpretations of the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections suggested that a key advantage of the Bush campaign was that it successfully portrayed its candidate as likeable and "down to earth" compared to its stuffier, more aloof opponents (Ceasar and Busch 2001, 32-34; 2005, 129-32; McWilliams 2001, 180-81; 2005, 189).