Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Stilted character; pompous stiffness.

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  • noun self-consciousness, out-of-place formality, or forced behavior.

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Examples

  • Make this simple adjustment to how you shoot and watch the stiltedness of your shots be replaced with spontaneity.

    The Non-Touristy Tourist Camera

  • These baroque descriptions are generously translated into English by Malcolm Imrie without a hint of stiltedness.

    War, Filled With Disgust

  • These commercials have all the stiltedness and eccentricity of regular local commercials with an added layer of cleverness see their SOBERING Tattoo Commercial, in which tattoo artists from Austin, Texas' True Blue Tattoo gravely list the repercussions that come from being inked, like, "Elderly women will be afraid of you".

    IFC's Commercial Kings Court Eccentrics, Hilarity

  • These commercials have all the stiltedness and eccentricity of regular local commercials with an added layer of cleverness see their SOBERING Tattoo Commercial, in which tattoo artists from Austin, Texas' True Blue Tattoo gravely list the repercussions that come from being inked, like, "Elderly women will be afraid of you".

    IFC's Commercial Kings Court Eccentrics, Hilarity

  • Donovan (like Carman, a recent Catholic University graduate) has moments of stiltedness as Elaine, but Slice Hicks glowers drolly as Mr. Braddock, and Colin Smith is quite funny as a vulgar Mr. Robinson.

    Review: Keegan Theatre's 'The Graduate' at Church Street Theater

  • It improved by about halfway in, so it had a better rhythm to it, but that stiltedness returned, intermittently.

    Meet the man behind crime fiction's most despicable character

  • She popped out of the pages and was so powerful a presence that I was able to overcome the stiltedness of Berlinski vs Berlsinski vs Berlinski.

    Reader reviews of Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski.

  • The vivid detail of the delicate white china and the black lacquer draw attention to each separate description, emphasizing the stiltedness.

    A Close Read

  • He suffered from much less of the stiltedness and pointless exposition that plagued Lee and all the other Silver Age writers.

    Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #157 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • The vivid detail of the delicate white china and the black lacquer draw attention to each separate description, emphasizing the stiltedness.

    A Close Read

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