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Synonyms of 'starchy'

(of a person's behaviour) very formal and humourless
The poses were starchy, the smiles a shade false.
He wrote a very formal letter of apology.
They always seemed a little awkward with each other, a bit stiff and formal.
stuffy attitudes
conventional views
They speak very precise English.
We tend to imagine that the Victorians were very prim and proper.
punctilious (formal)
He was punctilious about being ready exactly on time.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of ceremonious
excessively polite or formal
in the sense of conventional
conventional views
in the sense of precise
strict in observing rules or standards
They speak very precise English.

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