Examples of stilted in a Sentence
the conversation was somewhat stilted as we didn't seem to share any interests
a stilted letter of apology that was written and accepted with equal measures of insincerity
Recent Examples of stilted from the Web
A guy who wouldn’t think twice about hugging and kissing his mom might offer his father only a stilted handshake.
But the campaign failed to inspire, May’s performance was described as stilted and lackluster and key manifesto pledges were roundly criticized.
Her campaign has been widely criticized for being stilted and soulless, with May ducking debates and rarely venturing beyond the friendly confines of scripted events with handpicked Conservative activists.
The stilted conversations also address matters of spirit and essence — and life itself, emblemized at great length by an onion — after Jack’s visions shift from the olfactory, this time the result of getting the ashes of his beloved dog in his eyes.
Each played out in circular, stilted dialogue that seemed to amount to very little on the surface, but were still rife with unease, suggesting a dark, bureaucratic underpinning to all of the world’s nightmares.
The mix of camp and a stilted, more or less unintelligible script is jarring throughout; Kimbro often seems more Frank-N-Furter than Thin White Duke.
At her father’s side, Ivanka is a sort of human luxury brand, with her pale makeup and sleek golden hair, her expensive clothes and stiletto heels, her understated jewelry and her stilted, careful way of speaking.
A misstep in concert decorum, but a humanizing error handled with humor, getting a thousand people laughing, is a far better vehicle for Bach than a stilted, if flawless, performance.
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First Known Use of stilted
STILTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stilted for English Language Learners
: awkward especially because of being too formal
STILTED Defined for Kids
Definition of stilted for Students
: not easy and natural a stilted speech
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