stuffily
adverb see stuffy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stuffily — stuffy ► ADJECTIVE (stuffier, stuffiest) 1) lacking fresh air or ventilation. 2) conventional and narrow minded. 3) (of a person s nose) blocked up. DERIVATIVES stuffily adverb stuffiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • stuffily — adverb in a stuffy manner Come in please, he said stuffily • Syn: ↑stodgily • Derived from adjective: ↑stodgy (for: ↑stodgily), ↑stuffy …   Useful english dictionary

  • stuffily — See stuffy. * * * …   Universalium

  • stuffily — adverb a) In an angry and obstinate manner. b) In an poorly ventilated and close manner. Syn: oppressively See Also: stuffiness, stuffy …   Wiktionary

  • stuffily — adv. in a dull and boring manner; in a conservative manner, stodgily; airlessly, oppressively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stuffily — stuff·i·ly …   English syllables

  • stuffily — See: stuffy …   English dictionary

  • stuffy — stuffily, adv. stuffiness, n. /stuf ee/, adj., stuffier, stuffiest. 1. close; poorly ventilated: a stuffy room. 2. oppressive from lack of freshness: stuffy air; a stuffy odor. 3. lacking in interest, as writing or discourse. 4. affected with a… …   Universalium

  • stodgily — adverb in a stuffy manner Come in please, he said stuffily • Syn: ↑stuffily • Derived from adjective: ↑stodgy, ↑stuffy (for: ↑stuffily) * * * ˈstäjə̇lē, li …   Useful english dictionary

  • stuffy — adjective (stuffier; est) Date: 1798 1. ill natured, ill humored 2. lacking in vitality or interest ; stodgy, dull 3. a. oppressive to the breathing ; close < a stuffy room > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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