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stilted

stilt·ed

stilted

 
pronunciation:
stIl tihd
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: artificially or stiffly formal; pompous; affected.
It's not enjoyable to read such stilted prose.She sounds awfully stilted in her letters.
antonyms:
effortless, natural
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derivations: stiltedly (adv.), stiltedness (n.)