from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Stiffly or artificially formal; stiff.
- adj. Architecture Having some vertical length between the impost and the beginning of the curve. Used of an arch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. stiff and artificially formal
- adj. pompous
- adj. Supported by stilts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Elevated as if on stilts; hence, pompous; bombastic
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Elevated, as if on stilts; hence, pompous; inflated; formal; stiff and bombastic: said especially of language: as, a stilted mode of expression; a stilted style.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. artificially formal
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