Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality or state of being starched; stiffness in manners; formality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being starched or starchy{5}; stiffness in manners; formality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being starched; stiffness in manners; formality.

Etymologies

starched +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Whereupon the last trace of Mahony’s starchedness had melted, in a glow of gratitude and content.

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