starchiness
starchiness starch"i*ness (st[aum]rch"[-e]*n[e^]s), n. The quality or state of being starchy; stiffness in manners; formality.

Syn: starchedness, starchness. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • starchiness — chēnə̇s, chin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being starchy the fresh starchiness of her dress Shirley A. Grau especially : a prim, prudish, or overly dignified formality deckhands … resent the growing starchiness of the river cities Murray… …   Useful english dictionary

  • starchiness — noun The property of being starchy. Some people on diets avoid potatoes because of their starchiness …   Wiktionary

  • starchiness — starchy ► ADJECTIVE (starchier, starchiest) 1) (of food) containing a lot of starch. 2) (of clothing) stiff with starch. 3) informal very stiff, formal, or prim in manner or character. DERIVATIVES starchily adverb starchiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • starchiness — noun see starchy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • starchiness — See starchily. * * * …   Universalium

  • starchiness — starch·i·ness || stÉ‘rtʃɪnɪs / stɑːt n. quality of containing starch; formality, stiffness of manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • starchiness — starch·i·ness …   English syllables

  • Starchedness — Starch ed*ness (st[aum]rch [e^]d*n[e^]s), n. The quality or state of being starched or starchy[5]; stiffness in manners; formality. Syn: starchiness, starchness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • starchy — adjective (starchier; est) Date: 1802 1. containing, consisting of, or resembling starch < starchy foods > 2. formal, stiff < a starchy lawyer > • starchily adverb • starchiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sweet corn — Husked sweetcorn Sweet corn (Zea mays convar. saccharata var. rugosa;[1] also called Indian corn, sugar corn, and pole corn) is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. Sweet corn is the result of a naturally occurring recessive mutation in… …   Wikipedia

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