What does stuffy mean?

Definitions for stuffy
ˈstʌf istuffy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. airless, close, stuffy, unairedadjective

    lacking fresh air

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

  2. stodgy, 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"

  3. stuffyadjective

    affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction

    "a stuffy feeling in my chest"


  1. stuffynoun

    A stuffed animal or other plush toy.

  2. stuffyadjective

    Poorly ventilated; partially plugged.

  3. stuffyadjective

    Stout; mettlesome; resolute.

  4. stuffyadjective

    Angry and obstinate; sulky.

  5. stuffyadjective

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

    The stuffy professor droned on as the class lost interest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stuffyadjective

    stout; mettlesome; resolute

  2. Stuffyadjective

    angry and obstinate; sulky

  3. Stuffyadjective

    ill-ventilated; close

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stuffy

    stuf′i, adj. badly ventilated, musty: causing difficulty in breathing: (Scot.) stout: sturdy: (slang) sulky.—n. Stuff′iness. [O. Fr. estouffer, to choke—estoffe, stuff.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stuffy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stuffy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of stuffy in a Sentence

  1. Michael Brunson:

    When we sing in stuffy offices and stuffy places, people eat it up because the world's gotten so corporate and PC, when you've got four guys in tuxedos walking around singing barbershop, it's such a deviation from the doldrums of proper business. There is a lighthearted irreverence to barbershop. We look at the way the world works and say, 'Everything's become so not fun, so let's make it fun again.'.

  2. Moe Vela:

    If we learned anything from Reddit and Robinhood, it's that people right now are raising their hand saying,' Why can't I have access and participate ? Why does it have to be just a few stuffy guys in suits ?'.

  3. Amanda Townshend:

    We didn't put two and two together of the sippy cups and his health until recently, he's always had a stuffy nose after using them and just about a week or so ago he had an upper respiratory infection.

  4. Steven Park:

    The most common reason is if your nose is stuffy, from allergies, or if you have a deviated septum. Lots of medications can also cause nasal congestion.

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Translations for stuffy

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  • stickigGerman
  • congestionado, taponado, mal ventilado, briosoSpanish
  • en rogne, fâché, mal aéré, étouffant, bouchéFrench
  • տոթArmenian
  • tettNorwegian
  • душный, забитый, заложенный, спёртыйRussian

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. proprietary
    • B. defiant
    • C. extroversive
    • D. eloquent

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