adjective stilt·ed \ˈstil-təd\

: awkward especially because of being too formal

Full Definition of STILTED

a :  pompous, lofty
b :  formal, stiff
:  having the curve beginning at some distance above the impost <a stilted arch>
stilt·ed·ly adverb
stilt·ed·ness noun

Examples of STILTED

  1. <the conversation was somewhat stilted as we didn't seem to share any interests>
  2. <a stilted letter of apology that was written and accepted with equal measures of insincerity>

First Known Use of STILTED

STILTEDLY Defined for Kids


adjective stilt·ed \ˈstil-təd\

Definition of STILTED for Kids

:  not easy and natural <a stilted speech>


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