Synonyms of 'starchy'
(of a person's behaviour) very formal and humourlessThe 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.
They speak very precise English.
We tend to imagine that the Victorians were very prim and proper.
He was punctilious about being ready exactly on time.
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in the sense of ceremonious
excessively polite or formal
in the sense of conventional
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