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stilted

adjective

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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

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The first known use of stilted was in 1820

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“Stilted.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stilted. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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