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Stuffily vs. Stuffy

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Stuffilyadverb

In a poorly-ventilated and close manner.

Stuffyadjective

Poorly ventilated; partially plugged.

‘I can’t smell very well today – I have a stuffy nose.’; ‘Let’s go outside – it’s getting stuffy in here.’;

Stuffilyadverb

In a boring and pompous manner.

‘a stuffily tedious lecture on art’;

Stuffyadjective

Stout; mettlesome; resolute.

Stuffilyadverb

(US) In an angry and obstinate manner.

Stuffyadjective

(US) Angry and obstinate; sulky.

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Stuffilyadverb

in a stuffy manner;

‘`Come in please,' he said stuffily’;

Stuffyadjective

Boring, uninteresting, over-formal, pompous, very conventional.

‘The stuffy professor droned on as the class lost interest.’;

Stuffyadjective

(Scotland) Stout; sturdy.

Stuffyadjective

Stout; mettlesome; resolute.

Stuffyadjective

Angry and obstinate; sulky.

Stuffyadjective

Ill-ventilated; close.

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Stuffyadjective

lacking fresh air;

‘a dusty airless attic’; ‘the dreadfully close atmosphere’; ‘hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke’;

Stuffyadjective

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’;

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