Definition of stuffily in US English:

stuffily

adverb

  • See stuffy

    • ‘The Hotel Sacher Cafe is the place to go for authentic sachertorte, a rich chocolate apricot confection that was invented in this stuffily splendid establishment.’
    • ‘‘We like to save these booths for larger parties,’ a waiter said stuffily.’
    • ‘They were also the first band to be played on Britain's Radio 1, 2, 3, and 4 all in one week, something quite unheard of in its day for the stuffily run government radio stations.’
    • ‘The dinner has gotten so not Washington press corps, so not our class, that this year, the New York Times stuffily declined to buy a table.’
    • ‘Those looks provide a rare smartened-up alternative to the boho and gypsy skirts and sandals that seem to have swallowed the high street recently, but without seeming stuffily formal, either.’

Pronunciation

stuffily

/ˈstəfəlē//ˈstəfəli/