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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a stiff or formal manner.

Usage examples (17)
  • "I'm sure he meant to keep me fully informed," I answered starchily.
  • A nurse came in starchily, glanced in doubt at Alleyn, and went out again.
  • Are they snapping starchily at their poles or hanging like last week's lettuce?
  • It creaked starchily under her hands; it opened out before Miss Theodosia's horrified vision. for more
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