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

stuffily

[ˈstʌfɪlɪ] ADV [say] → en tono de desaprobación, con desaprobación
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

stuffily

adv (= narrow-mindedly)spießig; (= prudishly)prüde; (= stiffly)steif, gezwungen; (= dully)langweilig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

stuffily

[ˈstʌfɪlɪ] adv (say) → con tono di disapprovazione
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in periodicals archive ?
"I am not dancing on the telly," he says, stuffily.
Killie boss Clarke was probably right in his assessment this game looked destined to finish a frustrating 0-0 draw as two organised teams stuffily cancelled out each other's creative threat.
Her bereft sons would be swept back into the straitjacket of royal protocol and privilege, brought up by their father as stuffily as he had been.
Dave Saunders was actually first on the bill upstairs at a packed and stuffily warm Hash Bar, performing his Black Sheep Frederick Dickens tribute to the novelist's brother who lived, worked and died in Darlington.
Following being agreed with organizers, 106 Syrian immigrants, was gotten on a semi-trailer truck's closed truck- bed and took the road to reach Bulgaria and taken until the Havsa district of Edirne stuffily, but, their adventure ended when Turkish gendarmerie units stopping Bulgarian plate truck and opening the doors of truck bed.
The FA had stuffily declared: "We have never before heard of a football club resorting to pop concerts to make ends meet."
Set alongside Bidney's wit and concision, the prosody of John Whaley, whose 1974 bilingual Poems of the West and East: West-Eastern Divan [West-ostlicher Divan] (3rd ed., 1998) had greatly improved upon earlier attempts, often feels stuffily overdressed.
The full spectrum of parental variety was on display; from the stuffily strict and deeply focused to those who were laughing hysterically while telling their kids to concentrate, in a clear case of double standards.
They seemed exotic and dangerous and a far cry from the dull, stuffily dressed lads we went to school with who hung around the coffee bar outside the local picture house talking about bikes and rugby.
(22) Likewise, the Manitoba Free Press published a review of Goldman's talk under the headline "She Abuses Our Freedom of Speech." Its review began by suggesting that the venue was "stuffily" crowded, and the audience "was largely composed of Russians, Roumanians, socialists and trade unionists." In what it no doubt considered a great witticism and mockery, it then described the crowd as "thoroughly cosmopolitan." The Free Press also inserted parenthetical remarks to indicate audience response to the speaker--for example, when Goldman stated that every government sided with the rich "for the purpose of crushing the people," it inserted a cheer.