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starch·y

 (stär′chē)
adj. starch·i·er, starch·i·est
1.
a. Containing starch.
b. Stiffened with starch.
2. Of or resembling starch.
3. Stiff; formal: "this starchy, old-fashioned hotel room" (Anne Tyler).

starch′i·ly adv.
starch′i·ness n.

starchy

(ˈstɑːtʃɪ)
adj, starchier or starchiest
1. of, relating to, or containing starch: starchy foods.
2. extremely formal, stiff, or conventional: a starchy manner.
3. (Clothing & Fashion) stiffened with starch
ˈstarchily adv
ˈstarchiness n

starch•y

(ˈstɑr tʃi)

adj. starch•i•er, starch•i•est.
1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of starch.
2. containing starch.
3. stiffened with starch.
4. stiff and formal, as in manner.
[1795–1805]
starch′i•ly, adv.
starch′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.starchy - consisting of or containing starch; "starchy foods"
starchless - lacking starch
2.starchy - rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality"
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"

starchy

adjective formal, stiff, stuffy, conventional, precise, prim, punctilious, ceremonious The poses were starchy, the smiles a shade false.

starchy

adjective
So rigidly constrained, formal, or awkward as to lack all grace and spontaneity:
Translations
نَشَوي
škrobovitý
stivelsesholdig
jäykkätärkättytärkkelystärkkelyspitoinen
keményítõ tartalmú
mjölvakenndur
škrobnatý
nişastalı

starchy

[ˈstɑːtʃɪ] ADJ (starchier (compar) (starchiest (superl)))
1. [food] → con fécula
2. (fig) [person] → rígido, estirado

starchy

[ˈstɑːrtʃi] adj
[food] → riche en féculents
[person] → guindé(e)

starchy

adj (+er)stärkehaltig; (fig)steif

starchy

[ˈstɑːtʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (food) → ricco/a di amido

starch

(staːtʃ) noun
1. a white food substance found especially in flour, potatoes etc. Bread contains starch.
2. a powder prepared from this, used for stiffening clothes.
verb
to stiffen (clothes) with starch.
ˈstarchy adjective
like or containing starch. cake, biscuits and other starchy foods.
ˈstarchiness noun

starchy

a. feculento-a; almidonado-a;
___ foodsalimentos ___ -s, almidones que contienen carbohidratos.
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Kenyon Cox, the starchiest of National Academicians, still fighting the good battle for classical anatomy and archaeological rectitude, was perhaps not all wrong when he perceived that the Armory Show, particularly in the person of Matisse, represented "the total destruction of the art of painting.