starchily
adverb see starchy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • starchily — 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

  • starchily — See starchy. * * * …   Universalium

  • starchily — adverb In a starchy manner …   Wiktionary

  • starchily — starch·i·ly …   English syllables

  • starchily — ˈstärchə̇lē, ˈstȧch , li adverb : in a starchy manner * * * starchˈily adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑starch …   Useful english dictionary

  • starchy — starchily, adv. starchiness, n. /stahr chee/, adj., starchier, starchiest. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of starch. 2. containing starch. 3. stiffened with starch. 4. stiff and formal, as in manner. [1795 1805; STARCH + Y1] …   Universalium

  • 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

  • starchiness — See starchily. * * * …   Universalium

  • starchy — starch|y [ˈsta:tʃi US ˈsta:r ] adj 1.) containing a lot of ↑starch 1(1) ▪ starchy foods 2.) BrE very formal and correct in your behaviour used in order to show disapproval ▪ She spoke in a rather starchy manner. >starchily adv >starchiness …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • starch — noun 1》 an odourless, tasteless carbohydrate which is obtained chiefly from cereals and potatoes and is an important constituent of the human diet. 2》 powder or spray made from this substance, used to stiffen fabric. 3》 stiffness of manner. verb… …   English new terms dictionary

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