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stuffy

adjective

1 stuffy

Lacking fresh air:
— Hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke.

synonyms: airless, close, unaired.

Roget 321: dense, solid; solidified etc. v.; caseous; pukka; coherent, cohesive etc. 46; compact, close, serried, ... show more

Roget 382: hot, warm, mild, genial, tepid, lukewarm, unfrozen; thermal, thermic; calorific; fervent, fervid; ardent; ... show more



2 stuffy

Excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull.

synonym: stodgy.

3 stuffy

Affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction.


Moby thesaurus: Quakerish, Victorian, accordant, airless, anal, arid, arrogant, authoritarian, bad, bad-smelling, barren, bigot, bigoted, blah, blank, bloated, bloodless, bombastic, borne, bourgeois ... show more.

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