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Synonyms of 'starchy'

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

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

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