stuffy: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (stuf'ē), [key]
— stuff•i•er, stuff•i•est.
  1. close; poorly ventilated: a stuffy room.
  2. oppressive from lack of freshness: stuffy air; a stuffy odor.
  3. lacking in interest, as writing or discourse.
  4. affected with a sensation of obstruction in the respiratory passages: a stuffy nose.
  5. dull or tedious; boring.
  6. self-important; pompous.
  7. rigid or strait-laced in attitudes, esp. in matters of personal behavior.
  8. old-fashioned; conservative.
  9. ill-tempered; sulky.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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