Definition of 'stuffy'
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One answer to the problem of stuffy classrooms might be to opt for virtual schooling instead. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He thought she was the petulant rock star and she thought he was this stuffy old luvvie. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The powerful arc lights had made the small space quite hot and stuffy. A Channel of Peace (1993)So curing your problem means clearing that stuffy nose. The Sun (2008)Neither is overly formal or stuffy but the food is a step above the usual gastropub fare. The Sun (2014)Young Indian scholars deserted stuffy classrooms at the first chance. America Past and Present (1995)The stuffy old blokes in suits left and us long-haired louts were in. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Can you suggest somewhere luxurious, but not too stuffy or formal? Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's not something dead like the history you find in a stuffy old library. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She was standing in a hot, stuffy shop waiting to pay. The Sun (2012)I was fed up with the four walls of my stuffy little room at the hostel. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One thing you don't want is to arrive on the moon with a stuffy nose and a headache. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It may have been more stuffy in the old days, but at least you knew where you were. Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005)Sources say that the store's image had become too old and stuffy and had failed to keep up with retailing trends. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Young people are kept in small, stuffy rooms with no natural light for hours after arriving or while they await removal from the country. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Symptoms include a blocked, stuffy nose, headache and a sore throat. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We've moved away from the formal, stuffy way of doing things. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Worst thing: Hot and stuffy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Do a puzzle in another room in dim light to help you doze Open a window in a hot, stuffy bedroom. The Sun (2009)Our training room was stuffy, windowless and lit with naked strip lights and by now our new colleagues' attention was beginning to drift. SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)I've met the people who scrub the floors of iconic art galleries, the teachers who have to engage pupils in stuffy classrooms. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Occasionally. stuffy is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'stuffy'
British English: stuffy /ˈstʌfɪ/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe a person or institution as stuffy, you are criticizing them for being formal and old-fashioned.
Why were grown-ups always so stuffy and slow to recognize good ideas?
- American English: stuffy
- Arabic: مُتَغَطْرِس
- Brazilian Portuguese: limitado
- Chinese: 乏味的
- Croatian: formalan
- Czech: nudný
- Danish: gammeldags
- Dutch: bedompt
- European Spanish: viciado
- Finnish: tunkkainen
- French: confiné
- German: stickig
- Greek: πνιγηρός
- Italian: soffocante
- Japanese: 風通しの悪い
- Korean: 답답한
- Norwegian: innestengt
- Polish: duszny
- European Portuguese: limitado
- Romanian: greu de cap
- Russian: спертый
- Spanish: viciado
- Swedish: kvav
- Thai: หัวโบราณ
- Turkish: havasız
- Ukrainian: консервативний
- Vietnamese: cổ hủ
Definition of stuffy from the Collins English Dictionary
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