Stuffy definition

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The definition of stuffy is a nose that is full of mucus, or a room that is not properly ventilated, or a conservative or stodgy person.

When you have a cold, this is an example of when you might have a stuffy nose.

When you are in a small, dark room with no windows or air vents, this is an example of a room that would be described as stuffy.

A conservative and staid old professor who is only ever interested in discussing or reading the classics is an example of someone who is stuffy.

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Lacking sufficient ventilation; close.
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Having the respiratory passages blocked.

A stuffy nose.

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Rigidly adhering to conventional standards; strait-laced.
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Having the nasal passages stopped up, as from a cold.
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Poorly ventilated; having little fresh air; close.
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Stale or oppressive.

The stuffy air.

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Dull or stodgy; not interesting or stimulating.
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Conservative, conventional, old-fashioned, etc.
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Prim; strait-laced.
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Pompous; pretentious.
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I can't smell very well today - I have a stuffy nose.

Let's go outside - it's getting stuffy in here.

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The stuffy professor droned on as the class lost interest.

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(US, Canada, colloquial, often childish) A stuffed animal or other plush toy.
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Dull and boring.

A stuffy lecture.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
stuffy
Plural:
stuffies

Adjective

Base Form:
stuffy
Comparative:
stuffier
Superlative:
stuffiest