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stuff·y / ˈstəfē/ • adj. (stuff·i·er, stuff·i·est) (of a place) lacking fresh air or ventilation: a stuffy, overcrowded office. ∎  (of a person's nose) blocked up and making breathing difficult, typically as a result of illness. ∎  (of a person) not receptive to new or unusual ideas and behavior; conventional and narrow-minded: he was steady and rather stuffy.DERIVATIVES: stuff·i·ly / ˈstəfəlē/ adv.stuff·i·ness n.

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