One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a stuffy atmosphere’
airless, close, muggy, sultry, heavy, musty, stale, frowzy
stifling, suffocating, oppressive
British informal fuggy
2‘a stuffy young man’
staid, sedate, sober, stiff, reserved, impersonal, formal, pompous, prim, priggish, fogeyish, strait-laced, conformist, conventional, conservative, old-fashioned, of the old school
stodgy, boring, dull, dreary, uninteresting
informal square, straight, starchy, fuddy-duddy, stick-in-the-mud, uptight
relaxed, informal, modern
3‘a stuffy nose’
blocked, stuffed up, bunged up
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