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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STUFFINESS

We stayed long after both of us had begun to notice the stuffiness of the air.

There was the stuffiness of yesterday's day indoors to be shaken off.

Yet there is, of course, a difference between warmth and stuffiness.

His exertions and the stuffiness of the room had made him hot; he was parched with thirst.

I feel the stuffiness of it even more since our visit at Bracken.

After the stuffiness of my cabin, however, the pure air was vastly refreshing.

Stuffiness, stuffiness everywhere—it leads to nothing but stuffiness!

There was to be no heartsick shame, no stuffiness in my life any more forever!

Wafts of the outer air began to freshen the stuffiness of the little room.

We scarcely notice it, as a person in a stuffy chamber will scarcely notice the stuffiness.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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