AskDefine | Define stilted

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stilted adj : artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation" [syn: artificial, contrived, hokey]

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Adjective

  1. In the context of "of language": stiff and artificially formal

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stiff and artificially formal

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