Synonyms for (adjective) starchy

Synonyms: buckram, starchy, stiff

Definition: rigidly formal

Usage: a starchy manner; the letter was stiff and formal; his prose has a buckram quality

Similar words: formal

Definition: being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

Usage: pay one's formal respects; formal dress; a formal ball; the requirement was only formal and often ignored; a formal education


Synonyms: starchy

Definition: consisting of or containing starch

Usage: starchy foods

Similar words: starchlike, amylaceous, amyloid, amyloidal, farinaceous

Definition: resembling starch