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stuffy

adjective
     
stuff‧y
1 a room or building that is stuffy does not have enough fresh air in it:
It's getting stuffy in here - do you mind if I open the window?
2 people, occasions, or places that are stuffy are too formal and old-fashioned - used to show disapproval:
Their wedding was stuffy and formal.
a stuffy old family
stuffiness noun [uncountable]
the stuffiness of the room

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