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stilted

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of stilted

  1. 1 lacking social grace and assurance <the conversation was somewhat stilted as we didn't seem to share any interests> Synonyms clumsy, gauche, graceless, inelegant, rough-hewn, rustic (also rustical), stiff, awkward, uncomfortable, uneasy, ungraceful, woodenRelated Words angular, gawky, lubberly, ungainly; boorish, clownish, uncouth; abashed, discomfited, discomforted, discomposed, disconcerted, discountenanced, embarrassed; self-conscious; agitated, bothered, chagrined, dismayed, disquieted, distressed, disturbed, fazed, flustered, jittery, jumpy, mortified, nervous, nonplussed (also nonplused), perturbed, rattled, unhinged, unsettled, upset; diffident, insecure, meek, modest, self-doubting, timid, unassertive, unassuming, unpretentiousNear Antonyms assured, calm, collected, composed, confident, cool, placid, poised, secure, self-assured, self-confident, self-possessed, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbedAntonyms graceful, suave, urbane

  2. 2 marked by or showing careful attention to set forms and details <a stilted letter of apology that was written and accepted with equal measures of insincerity> Synonyms correct, decorous, formal, nice, proper, punctilious, starchy, stiff, stiff-necked, ceremoniousRelated Words sober, solemn, stately; chivalrous, courtly, gallant; genteel, polished, refined; civil, courteous, polite, red-carpetNear Antonyms improper, indecorous, unmannerly; discourteous, impolite, rudeAntonyms casual, easygoing, informal, laid-back, unceremonious




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