Definition of Stuffy

1. Adjective. Lacking fresh air. "Hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"

Exact synonyms: Airless, Close, Unaired
Similar to: Unventilated
Derivative terms: Stuffiness



2. Adjective. Excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull. "A stodgy dinner party"
Exact synonyms: Stodgy
Similar to: Conventional
Derivative terms: Stodginess, Stuffiness

3. Adjective. Affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction. "A stuffy feeling in my chest"
Similar to: Obstructed
Derivative terms: Stuffiness

Definition of Stuffy

1. a. Stout; mettlesome; resolute.

Definition of Stuffy

1. Adjective. Poorly ventilated; partially plugged. ¹

2. Adjective. Stout; mettlesome; resolute. ¹

3. Adjective. Angry and obstinate; sulky. ¹

4. Adjective. Boring, uninteresting, over-formal, pompous, very conventional. ¹

5. Noun. (US Canada colloquial often childish) A stuffed animal or other plush toy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stuffy

1. poorly ventilated [adj STUFFIER, STUFFIEST] : STUFFILY [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stuffy

stuffer fragment
stuffers
stuffie
stuffier
stuffies
stuffiest
stuffily
stuffiness
stuffinesses
stuffing
stuffing box
stuffing nut
stuffings
stuffless
stuffs
stuffy (current term)
stuggier
stuggiest
stuggy
stuiver
stuivers
stuke
stull
stulls
stulm
stulms
stulp
stulps
stultification
stultifications

Literary usage of Stuffy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sonnenschein's Cyclopædia of Education: A Handbook of Reference on All by Alfred Ewen Fletcher (1889)
"On entering a room of which the atmosphere is impure, it will be found perceptibly stuffy if the carbonic acid in it reaches six parts in ten thousand of ..."

2. The New York of the Novelists by Arthur Bartlett Maurice (1917)
"... Bed Line—Madison Square—Union Square— stuffy Pete's Bench. WHEN we come to a consideration of that part of the trail which shall be designated as "Tea, ..."

3. John Ayscough's Letters to His Mother During 1914, 1915, and 1916 by John Ayscough (1919)
"ing it began to rain at six and went on all night — still, it is as stuffy and muggy as ever. I bought a tonic to-day, and it is so good I should like to be ..."

4. John Ayscough's Letters to His Mother During 1914, 1915, and 1916 by John Ayscough (1919)
"ing it began to rain at six and went on all night — still, it is as stuffy and muggy as ever. I bought a tonic to-day, and it is so good I should like to be ..."

5. Swinton's First [-sixth] Reader by William Swinton (1882)
"stuffy and Spitfire. a-ha' down'y Speck'le stuffy part hur'ry quar'rel Spit'fire feed shab'by a-shamed' ear'ly meal al'most ..."

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