Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a starched or starchy manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a starched or starch manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a starchy manner; with stiffness of manner; formally.

Etymologies

starch +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Renownedly prudish, starchly asexual and well known to be no fan of Logan, her support lent all the more gravity for its apparent incongruity.

    Boiling a Frog

  • He was dressed in a starchly pressed white housecoat and black slacks, and Layne felt nostalgia stalking her as she remembered her last stay at the Princeton.

    Heart Of The Tiger

  • "I hope she'll never love any man till she's married to him; it is not proper, John," said Mrs. Avenel, somewhat starchly, though very mildly.

    My Novel — Volume 11

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