from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lacking sufficient ventilation; close.
  • adjective Having the respiratory passages blocked.
  • adjective Dull and boring.
  • adjective Rigidly adhering to conventional standards; strait-laced.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Close, as if from being stuffed and unaired; musty from closeness; oppressive to the head or lungs.
  • Stuffed out; fat: said of a person.
  • Affected as if by stuffing; muffled: said of the voice or speech.
  • Made of good stuff; stout; resolute; mettlesome.
  • Angry; sulky: obstinate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Scot. Stout; mettlesome; resolute.
  • adjective United States Angry and obstinate; sulky.
  • adjective Ill-ventilated; close.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Poorly ventilated; partially plugged.
  • adjective Stout; mettlesome; resolute.
  • adjective Angry and obstinate; sulky.
  • adjective Boring, uninteresting, over-formal, pompous, very conventional.
  • noun US, Canada, colloquial A stuffed animal or other plush toy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking fresh air
  • adjective affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction
  • adjective excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull


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