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1. Stiffly or artificially formal; stiff: stilted prose.
2. Architecture Having some vertical length between the impost and the beginning of the curve. Used of an arch.

stilt′ed·ly adv.
stilt′ed·ness n.
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Adv.1.stiltedly - in a stilted manner; "she answered him stiltedly"
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Like any other form of literature the Mariner's story revolves around life and has its universal appeal no matter how much stiltedly it is communicated.
His English-language plays, meanwhile, alternate between awkward literal translation and stiltedly formal speech.
Friday night's show opened a little bit stiltedly, and you could have been momentarily forgiven for having 20-year-old flashbacks.