HyperDic: stilted

English > 1 sense of the word stilted:
ADJECTIVEallstilted, artificial, contrived, hokeyartificially formal
stilted > pronunciation
Soundsstih'ltihd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wrongheaded: 610 rhymes with ihd...
English > stilted: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningartificially formal.
Examples
  • "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"
  • "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
Synonymsartificial, contrived, hokey
Broaderaffected, unnaturalspeaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
Spanishafectado, artificial, forzado
Catalanafectat, artificial, forçat
Adverbsstiltedlyin a stilted manner

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