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stuffy    : [st'ʌfi]
Stuffy \Stuff"y\, a.
1. Stout; mettlesome; resolute. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
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2. Angry and obstinate; sulky. [U. S.]
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3. Ill-ventilated; close.
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adj 1: lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the
dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air
was blue with smoke" [synonym: {airless}, {close}, {stuffy},
2: 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" [synonym: {stodgy},
3: affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction; "a
stuffy feeling in my chest"

255 Moby Thesaurus words for "stuffy":
Quakerish, Victorian, accordant, airless, anal, arid, arrogant,
authoritarian, bad, bad-smelling, barren, bigot, bigoted, blah,
blank, bloated, bloodless, bombastic, borne, bourgeois, breathless,
breezeless, cantankerous, censorious, characterless, close, closed,
cold, colorless, compulsive, concordant, conformist, constricted,
contrary, conventional, corresponding, cramped, creedbound,
cross-grained, dead, deaf, deaf to reason, demure, difficult,
dismal, draggy, drearisome, dreary, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty,
earthbound, effete, elephantine, empty, etiolated, fade, fanatical,
fecal, fetid, flat, flatulent, fogyish, formal, formalistic, foul,
froward, frowsty, frowsy, frowy, frowzy, fuddy-duddy, fulsome,
funky, fusty, gamy, gassy, genteel, grandiloquent, graveolent,
harmonious, heavy, hidebound, high, ho-hum, hollow, humdrum, humid,
ill-smelling, ill-ventilated, illiberal, important, in accord,
in keeping, in line, in step, inane, inexcitable, infecund,
infertile, inflated, insipid, insular, irascible, jejune, kosher,
leaden, lifeless, literal, little, little-minded, low-spirited,
magisterial, malodorous, mean, mean-minded, mean-spirited,
mephitic, miasmal, miasmic, mid-Victorian, mildewed, mildewy,
moldy, mouldy, muggy, mundane, musty, narrow, narrow-hearted,
narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited, nearsighted,
nidorous, noisome, noxious, odorous, offensive, old-fashioned,
old-fogy, old-fogyish, old-maidish, olid, oppressive, ornery,
orthodox, overmodest, pale, pallid, parochial, pedantic,
pedestrian, perverse, petty, plastic, plodding, pointless, poky,
pompous, ponderous, pontifical, precisianistic, priggish, prim,
prissy, proper, prosaic, prosing, prosy, provincial, prudish,
puffy, purblind, puritanical, putrid, rancid, rank,
ravaged with age, reasty, reasy, reechy, reeking, reeky, repulsive,
rigid, rotten, sanctimonious, self-important, senile, shortsighted,
slow, small, small-minded, smellful, smelling, smelly, smug,
solemn, spiritless, square, stagnant, staid, stale, stenchy,
sterile, sticky, stiff, stiff-necked, stifling, stilted, stinking,
stodgy, stolid, straight, strait-laced, straitlaced, strong,
suffocating, sulfurous, sulky, sullen, sultry, superficial,
swollen, tasteless, tedious, thick, traditionalist, tumid, turgid,
uncatholic, uncharitable, unfanciful, ungenerous, unideal,
unimaginative, uninspired, uninventive, unliberal, unlively,
unoriginal, unpoetic, unromantic, unromanticized, unvented,
unventilated, uptight, vapid, vile, wayward, windless, wooden,

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