Part of speech:
Tense; not relaxed.
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Lacking ease or comfort of movement; not limber:
Marked by or exhibiting the characteristics of a prude; priggish.
Elegantly stylish or fashionable:
Distinct and correct in sound or meaning:
Precise or proper to the point of affectation; excessively decorous.
The definition of prissy is someone fussy and overly proper, or clothing with a lot of fancy elements.
Designating an adjective formed from a proper noun, as Bostonian
Extremely or excessively strict in matters of morals and religion
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
Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
(Now Rare) Old-fashioned; conservative
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