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Definition of the adjective stuffy

What does stuffy mean as an attribute of a noun?

Stuffy is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more stuffy / stuffier | most stuffy / stuffiest

  1. lacking fresh air
  2. excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull
  3. affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction
    • example: a stuffy feeling in my chest
    • similar: obstructed

Alternative definition of the adjective stuffy


  1. Poorly ventilated; partially plugged.
  2. Stout; mettlesome; resolute.
  3. Angry and obstinate; sulky.

Definition of the noun stuffy

What does stuffy mean as a name of something?


  1. [US, Canada, colloquial, often, childish] A stuffed animal or other plush toy.


  1. Stuffy is a fictional character from the anime series Little Women II: Jo's Boys.
  2. Stuffy a.k.a. George Cole is a fictional character from the book Little Men by Louisa May Alcott.


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Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

(a stuffy book) (abiding by the rather involved , stuffy code of ethics-Riggs) (set himself incautiously to the business of assailing the straitlaced authorities of Boston-Parrington) Ana precise, *correct, nice: ...

Google previewChabers 21st Century Dictionary

4c: from French frowst /fraust/ t> noun hot stuffy fustiness. • firowsty adj ( frowstier, frowstiesti stuffy; stale-smelling. • frowst noun. • frowstiness noun.

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What to do? We yanked the dress up over her lovely attributes and with the addition of a scarf, the problem was solved. Sorry, guys, blame that stuffy censor. He hated surprises. (Audrey Meadows)
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Scrabble value of S1T1U1F4F4Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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