Etymology
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stuffy (adj.)

1550s, "full of stuff, full of substance" (obsolete); 1831 as "poorly ventilated;" from stuff (n.) + -y (2). Sense of "pompous, smug" is from 1895. Related: Stuffily; stuffiness.

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Definitions of stuffy

stuffy (adj.)
lacking fresh air;
hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke
Synonyms: airless / close / unaired
stuffy (adj.)
excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull;
Synonyms: stodgy
stuffy (adj.)
affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction;
a stuffy feeling in my chest
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