starchiness

starchy

[stahr-chee]
adjective, starchier, starchiest.
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of starch.
2.
containing starch.
3.
stiffened with starch.
4.
stiff and formal, as in manner.

Origin:
1795–1805; starch + -y1

starchily, adverb
starchiness, noun
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starchy (ˈstɑːtʃɪ)
 
adj , starchier, starchiest
1.  of, relating to, or containing starch: starchy foods
2.  extremely formal, stiff, or conventional: a starchy manner
3.  stiffened with starch
 
'starchily
 
adv
 
'starchiness
 
n

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