Definition of Stilted

1. Adjective. Artificially formal. "When people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"

Exact synonyms: Artificial, Contrived, Hokey
Similar to: Affected, Unnatural



Definition of Stilted

1. a. Elevated as if on stilts; hence, pompous; bombastic; as, a stilted style; stilted declamation.

Definition of Stilted

1. Adjective. stiff and artificially formal ¹

2. Adjective. pompous ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a building) Supported by stilts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stilted

1. stilt [v] - See also: stilt

Stilted Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Stilted Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stilted

stillroom
stillrooms
stills
stillstand
stillstands
stillwaterite
stilly
stilpnomelane
stilpnomelanes
stilpnosiderite
stilpnosiderites
stilt
stilt plover
stiltbird
stiltbirds
stilted (current term)
stiltedly
stiltedness
stiltednesses
stilter
stilters
stiltier
stiltiest
stiltified
stiltifies
stiltify
stiltifying
stilting
stiltings
stiltish

Literary usage of Stilted

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Past in the Present: What is Civilization? by Arthur Mitchell (1881)
"That the one-stilted ... should still be used in our country is remarkable; yet, as an agricultural implement, it Fig. 68.—Shetland cue-stilted ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"The attention of the jury may be called to the abandonment of an issue stilted in the pleadings by first stating the original contentions, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"... placed one on each It is remarkable that the arch of the apse is о the horseshoe form, and those of the nave ai very much stilted. ..."

4. The Wine of the Puritans: A Study of Present-day America by Van Wyck Brooks (1908)
"... and turtle-soup—Threadbare—" Recreation from hard work "—stilted sympathies—Derelict machinery— Two views of Mr Rockefeller—The correct street—Permanent ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Stilted

Search for Stilted on Dictionary.com!Search for Stilted on Thesaurus.com!Search for Stilted on Google!Search for Stilted on Wikipedia!

Search

Translations