HyperDic: starchy

English > 2 senses of the word starchy:
ADJECTIVEallstarchyconsisting of or containing starch
allstarchy, stiff, buckramrigidly formal
starchy > pronunciation
Rhymesapache / Apache ... Versace: 33 rhymes with chiy...
English > starchy: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningConsisting of or containing starch.
Example"starchy foods"
Narrowerstarchlike, amylaceous, amyloid, amyloidal, farinaceousresembling starch
Oppositestarchlesslacking starch
Nounsstarcha complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice
English > starchy: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningrigidly formal.
Example"a starchy manner"
Synonymsstiff, buckram
BroaderformalIn accord / accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
Spanishformal, serio

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