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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstuffystuff‧y /ˈstʌfi/ adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 AIRa room or building that is stuffy does not have enough fresh air in it πŸ”Š It’s getting stuffy in here – do you mind if I open the window?2 SERIOUS PERSONpeople, occasions, or places that are stuffy are too formal and old-fashioned – used to show disapproval πŸ”Š Their wedding was stuffy and formal. πŸ”Š a stuffy old family β€”stuffiness noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š the stuffiness of the room
Examples from the Corpus
stuffyβ€’ Come on Dad. Don't be so stuffy!β€’ Victor was as old-fashioned as his father, and equally stuffy.β€’ The room was hot and stuffy.β€’ The hotel room was hot and stuffy, and I woke up with a terrible headache.β€’ A stuffy atmosphere, or one which is artificially heated, air-conditioned and lit, produces lethargy and depression.β€’ You will not find a stuffy bureaucrat in him.β€’ It's getting stuffy in here -- shall I open the window?β€’ Georges is a stuffy individual who dresses in black tie just to watch Don Giovanni on television.β€’ I wish I could escape from this stuffy little office.β€’ You can find ways of taking advantage of good weather while others are shut in stuffy offices.β€’ The stuffy people finally listen to this genius, then they stand and applaud.β€’ They stood around her in the stuffy room, aghast.
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