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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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starchy

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

adjective
So rigidly constrained, formal, or awkward as to lack all grace and spontaneity:
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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
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starchy

[ˈstɑːrtʃi] adj
[food] → riche en féculents
[person] → guindé(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

starchy

adj (+er)stärkehaltig; (fig)steif
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starchy

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

a. feculento-a; almidonado-a;
___ foodsalimentos ___ -s, almidones que contienen carbohidratos.
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