stuffily

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EtymologyEdit

stuffy +‎ -ly

AdverbEdit

stuffily (comparative more stuffily, superlative most stuffily)

  1. In a poorly-ventilated and close manner.
    • 1895, Kenneth Graham, The Golden Age, London, page 3:
      Perhaps, indeed, it was one of their best qualities that they spent the greater part of their time stuffily indoors.
  2. In a boring and pompous manner.
    a stuffily tedious lecture on art
  3. (US) In an angry and obstinate manner.

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