Part of speech:
Tense; not relaxed.
Not moving; set
Marked by or exhibiting the characteristics of a prude; priggish.
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Very plain; lacking ornament or luxury
Having or showing the good taste and refinement associated with polite society; elegant, fashionable, etc.
Precise or proper to the point of affectation; excessively decorous.
Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting:
The definition of stern is someone who is very serious or strict.
The definition of stuffy is a nose that is full of mucus, or a room that is not properly ventilated, or a conservative or stodgy person.
Showing, variously, the middle-class respectability, prudery, bigotry, etc. generally attributed to Victorian England
Distinct and correct in sound or meaning:
The definition of prissy is someone fussy and overly proper, or clothing with a lot of fancy elements.
Narrowly strict or severe in behavior or moral views
Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
(Now Rare) Old-fashioned; conservative
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